Meaning and name origin
Maritza \m(a)-rit-za, mar(i)-tza\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maritza is "star of the sea". Maritza is a variant of Marissa (Latin): variant of Maris. Also a variant of Mary (Latin): saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris".
Maritza has 1 variant form: Maritsa.
Maritza is a very popular first name for females (#680 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maritza for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maritza and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Marissa (#473) and Maritza. (2014 statistics).