Meaning and Name Origin
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%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Melita and corresponding names. 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 the year 1992 and are now much less popular, with forms like Moriah, Mayra, Marie, Carmelita and Carmel becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariah (#136) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)