What does Melita mean?
Melita \m(e)-li-ta\ as a girls' name is pronounced ma-LEE-tah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Melita is "honey-sweet". Also used as short form of Carmelita (Spanish), or a feminine variant of Mellitus, a saint's name. Malita is also a variant of Maria.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Carmel.
Melita has 23 more related forms via Carmelita, Maria: Carmaletta, Carmalit, Carmalita, Carmelit, Carmellita, Karmelit, Maree, Mariah, Marialena, Marialinda, Marialisa, Marie▼, Marieanne, Marielena, Marietta▼, Mariette, Marika, Marja, Marya, Mayra▼, Mayria, Moraiah and Moriah▼.
Melita is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3357 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#57705 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Maria (#115 last year), Mariah (#136), Marie (#579), Moriah (#977), Mayra, Marietta, Carmelita and Carmel are the prominent variation forms of Melita (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in 1992 (usage of 0.4959%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2741%, down 44.7%), with forms like Moriah, Mayra, Marie, Carmel and Marietta becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariah (#136) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Melita and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)