Meaning and name origin
Carlita \c(a)-rli-ta, car-lita\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Carlita is "free man". Carlita is a variant of Carla (Old German): feminine of Carl and short form of Caroline. Also a variant of Carly (Latin): feminine of Charles. Carlita is also used as a variant of Carol (Old German)
Carlita is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4173 out of 4276, Top 98%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carlita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caroline (#58), Carly (#357), Carla (#864), Carlotta and Carol. (2014 statistics).
Carlita is also pronounced similarly to Karlota. Other suggested similar baby names are Carita, Carletha, Carlia, Carlina, Carlisa, Carlista, Carmita and Charlita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carlita.