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What does Marita mean?

Marita Pronunciation of 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 of Mari (Welsh, Latin): form of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


Marita has 3 variants: Maretta, Marietta and Maurita.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Merita, ..

(male) Marila, Marima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marita Silvia (M.S.), ..

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)

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. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marita listed in the Top 2000 are Maria (#109 from recent data), Mary (#124), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Malia (#313), Marilyn (#426), Mariam (#563), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Marianna (#853), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Mariella (#1433), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), Marion (#1527), Mariela (#1560), Moira (#1645), Mariel (#1839), Marla, Maurine, Muriel, Maryjo, Marlo, Mariette, Mariann, Mari, Maree, Mamie, Maribeth, Marietta, Mariska, Marilou, Marilla and Marilee. Adoption of these forms of Marita was widespread among parents during the years 1890-1899 (average #1461) and has become significantly lower since (#1419, 92% less usage), with versions such as Mariela 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.

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