What does Marita mean?
Marita /mari-ta/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Welsh and Latin derivation, and the name Marita means "star of the sea". Marita is a variant transcription of Mari (Welsh, Latin): form of Mary. Marotta is a familiar surname.
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.Kreatif forms: Marida, Marrita, Merita. [more]
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. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marita and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Marita listed in the Top 1000 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 these girl names was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4032%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2498%, down 38%), with versions such as Maritza, Mariela, Marie, Marietta and Marian becoming somewhat dated. Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345) are four of the more chic names for newborns in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name usage for Mariana. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.