What does Maritza mean?
Maritza /mar-itza/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Maritza means "star of the sea". Maritza is an alternate form of Marissa (Latin): form of Maris. Maritza is also a form of Mary (Latin).
Maritza▼ has 1 variant: Maritsa.more]
How popular is Maritza?
Maritza is a very prominent first name for females (#680 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Maritza for girls. Maritza entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #376 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Maritza and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Maritza rated in the Top 1000 are Maria (#115 the previous year), Mariana (#331), Mariela, Marietta, Marisa, Marissa (#473), Marita and Mary (#120). Forms like Mariza are uncommon. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2004 (usage of 0.5902%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.329%, ▼44.3%), with the forms Mariela, Marietta, Marisa and Maritza becoming less trendy. Mariana (#331) and Marissa (#473) are two of the more trendy birth names among these, with Mariana enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)