Meaning and name origin
Marita \m(a)-ri-ta\ as a girl's name is of Welsh and Latin origin. Marita is a variant of Mari (Welsh): variant of Mary; also a favored prefix for blending with other names, such as Marisol (Latin) "Mary alone" and Maricruz, "Mary of the cross".
Marita is a very popular first name for females (#1532 out of 4276, Top 36%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marita for girls. Marita reached its highest rank of #926 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Marita, Marietta and Mari. (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Carita, Karita, Larita, Malita, Marcita, Margita, Marhta, Maria, Mariet, Marika, Marina, Marisa, Marit, Maritsa, Maritza, 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.