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Meaning and name origin

Lorita \l(o)-ri-ta\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lorita is "the bay, or laurel plant". Lorita is a variant of Laura (Latin): in classical times, a crown was made from the leaves of the bay laurel for heroes or victors as a symbol of honor and victory. Also a variant of Lora: variant of Laura (Latin) "laurel".


Lorita has 4 variant forms: Lauretta, Laurita, Loretta, Lorretta.


Lorita is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3209 out of 4276, Top 75%) 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 Lorita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura (#318), Loretta, Lauretta and Lora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauretta, Lora, Loretta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorita is also pronounced similarly to Larita and Loreta. Other suggested similar baby names are Corita, Dorita, Liorit, Lirit, Lolita and Loria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lorita.