Meaning and Name Origin
Cherita \ch(e)-ri-ta\ as a girls' name. Cherita's roots are French, Middle English and Old French, and the meaning of the name Cherita is "dear, darling; cherry fruit". Cherita is a variation of Cherie (French): modern coinage from the French word "chérie". Cherita is also a derivative of Cherry (Middle English, Old French): 19th-century coinage probably from the fruit-bearing tree of the rose family (Middle English "cherie", from Old French "cherise").
Cherita has 36 alternative forms via Cherie, Cherry: Charee, Cher, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Chereena, Cherell, Cherelle, Cherena, Cherey, Cheri▼, Cherida, Cherina, Cherise, Cherree, Cherrelle, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery, Cheryl▼, Cheryth, Cheyrie, Scherie, Sharay, Shary, Sheree▼, Shereen, Shereena, Sheria, Sherrelle, Sherrill▼, Sherry▼, Shery, Shiree and Shuree.
Cherita is an unusual first name for females. Cherita is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cherita and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Cherita (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Sheree, Sherrill, Sherry, Cheryl, Cherry, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri and Cheri. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with versions such as Sherrill, Sherry, Sheree, Cheryl and Cherie becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cherita is pronounced similarly to Charita, Chariti, Charity▼, Sharita and Sherita. Other suggested similar baby names are Carita, Cerrita, Cherisa, Cherit, Cherith and Corita. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cherita.