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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.


Melita has 5 variants: Malita, Malitta, Melida, Melitta and Melyta.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Carmelita, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marietta, Mayra, Moriah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Belita, Felita, Malitia, Melia, Melina, Melisa, Melitia and Meliza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melita.