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What does Marita mean?

Marita [ma-ri-ta] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the name Marita means "star of the sea". Marita is a variant form, with the suffix -ta, of Mari (Welsh, Latin): form of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


Marita has 3 variants: Maretta, Marietta and Maurita.

Marita has 63 more relations via Mari, Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Maren, Marette, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Maribeth, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Mariette, Marilee, Marilena, Marilin, Marilisa, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariquita, Mariska, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurizia, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Moira, Murial and Muriel.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Marida, Merita, ..

(male) Marila, Marima, ..

How popular is Marita?

Marita is a very popular first name for women (#1532 out of 4276, Top 36%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Marita for girls. Marita was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #916 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Marita and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Marita listed in the Top 2000 are Maria (#115 from recent data), Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Marianna (#868), Maren (#1153), Maritza (#1203), Marian (#1264), Mariela (#1358), Marin (#1402), Maura (#1410), Mayra (#1411), Mariella (#1442), Marion (#1539), Moira (#1672), Marla, Maurine, Muriel, Maryjo, Marlo, Mariette, Mariann, Mari, Maree, Mamie, Maribeth, Mariel, Marilou, Marilla, Marilee, Marietta and Mariska. Adoption of these forms of Marita was widespread among parents during the years 1890-1899 (average #1461) and has become significantly lower since (#1425, 93% less usage), with versions such as Marion becoming somewhat dated. Mary has been the most popular choice, although Mara seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Mari, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Maribeth, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marietta, Mariette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilou, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Mariska, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryjo, Maura, Maurine, Mayra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miriam, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names


Marita is alike in pronunciation to Maryetta. Other suggested similar names are Babita, Barta, Brita, Carina, Carisa, Carita, Caritta, Carlita, Clarita, Damita, Danita, Farica, Hanita, Janita, Karisa, Karlita, Larina, Laurita, Lorita, Mahina, Maia, Maida, Malina, Malita, Malitia, Malitta, Manika, Marcia, Marcila, Mareina, Marfa, Marga, Margita, Marguita, Marial, Maricia, Marien, Marika, Marina, Marinna, Maris, Marisa, Marketa, Marlea, Marlina, Marna, Marnia, Marnina, Marsha, Marsia, Marsita, Mart, Marta, Marth, Martha, Marthe, Martia, Martie, Martina, Martita, Marty, Marvina, Mata, Maurisa, Maxima, Mirta, Moria, Morisa, Perita, Saria, Tarina, Verita, Zaria and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marita.