Meaning and name origin
Melita \m(e)-li-ta\ as a girl's 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 information, see also the related girl name Carmel.
Melita is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3357 out of 4276, Top 79%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maria (#115), Carmel and Carmelita. (2014 statistics).