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pinWhat does Marita mean?

Marita /mari-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.


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: Marida, Marrita, Merita. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the baby name history of Marita for girls. Marita was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #926 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 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 1000 are Maria (#115 from recent data), Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Marianna (#868), Marlo, Maritza, Marla, Maurine, Moira, Muriel, Mayra, Maura, Maryjo, Marilee, Marian, Mariann, Mari, Maren, Mamie, Maribeth, Mariel, Marin, Marilou, Marietta, Mariela and Marion. Adoption of these forms of Marita was widespread among parents during the years 1950-1959 (average #666) and is somewhat lower today (#828, 49% less), with versions such as Maritza, Mayra, Mariela, Marie and Mamie becoming somewhat dated. Mary has been the most popular choice, although Mariam seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marita, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mari, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Maribeth, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marietta, Marilee, Marilou, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryjo, Maura, Maurine, Mayra in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Miriam, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

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

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Marita is alike in pronunciation to Maryetta. Other suggested similar baby 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.