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What does Marita mean?

Marita \m(a)-ri-ta\ as a name for girls is a variant of Mari (Welsh): variant of Mary; also a favored prefix for blending with other names. A somewhat rare girls' name.


Marita has 3 variants: Maretta, Marietta and Maurita.

Marita has 22 more related variations via Mari, Mary: Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilla, Marilu, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marla, Marya, Marysa and Mayria.


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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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 popularity of the girl name Marita and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Marita are Maria (#115 last year), Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Maritza, Marla, Marion, Mariel, Mari, Marian, Mariela, Marietta and Marin. Usage of this girl name was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Maritza, Mariela, Marie, Marian and Marla becoming somewhat dated. Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345) are four of the more chic names for newborns in this list, with Mariana enjoying a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Mari, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marietta, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carita, Karita, Larita, Malita, Marcita, Margita, Marhta, Mariet, Marika, Marina, Marisa, Marit, Mariza, Markita, Marsita, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Martha, Marti, Martia, Martita, Martta, Marty, Mirta, Myrta, Sarita and Zarita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marita.