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Melita

What does Melita mean?

Melita Pronunciation of Melita [meli-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.

Associated with: greek, saint.

Variations

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

Related girl name: Carmel.

Melita has 1 more related form via Carmelita, Maria: Marika.

Creative forms:
(female) Mailita, Melima, ..

(male) Melima, Melito, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melita Thalia (M.T.), ..

How popular is Melita?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 last year), Marika, Carmelita and Carmel are the prominent variation forms of Melita (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Melita reached the apex of their popularity in the 1970s (average #1266) and are now much less common (#1527, 68.6%), with the form Maria becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a study of the statistics of Melita and corresponding names. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Carmelita, Maria, Marika in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amelita, Belia, Bellita, Benita, Celia, Celida, Celina, Delia, Delila, Deliza, Dellta (see Delta), Delta, Denita, Elita, Ellita, Emelita, Felina, Felipa, Felisa, Feliza, Gelila, Helima, Helisa, Jelina, Jenita, Julita, Kelila, Lalita, Lelia, Lenita, Lolita, Malika, Malitia, Marita, Media, Medina, Meica, Meira, Melaina, Melba, Melia, Melicia, Melina, Meliora, Melise, Melisha, Melissa, Melitia, Mellba, Mellisa, Melodi, Melodia, Melody, Melosa, Melva, Melvina, Melya, Merlina, Meta, Nelia, Nenita, Pelia, Pelipa, Perita, Perlita, Renita, Selia, Selima, Selina, Serita, Talita, Velika, Venita, Zelia and Zelina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melita.

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