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What does Zita mean?

Zita /zi-ta/ as a girls' name is pronounced ZEE-tah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Zita is "seeker". A saint's name; also a short form of Rosita and Teresita. The name of the last Hapsburg empress.

Associated with: greek, saint, empress (queen).


Zita has 2 variants: Zeeta and Zyta.

Affiliated girl names: Rose and Theresa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zeata, Zipta, ..

(male) Zitai, Zize, ..

How popular is Zita?

Zita is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2237 out of 4276, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#68569 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Zita for girls. Zita reached its peak rank of #916 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zita name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the girl name Zita and associated names. Rose (#194 in 2014), Theresa (#1126), Teresita and Rosita are the prominent alternative forms of Zita. Usage of these forms of Zita was common among parents 104 years ago (adoption of 1.3%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.1%, 91%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zita, Rose, Rosita, Teresita, Theresa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zita is pronounced similarly to Cetta, Sato, Zeta and Zetta. Other suggested similar names are Alita, Alta, Amita, Anita, Beta, Birta, Bitta, Brita, Chita, Dita, Edita, Esta, Evita, Ghita, Gita, Gitta, Irita, Ita, Kata, Lata, Leta, Lita, Mata, Meta, Minta, Mirta, Nata, Nita, Peta, Reita, Reta, Rieta, Rita, Ritta, Tita, Unita, Uta, Veta, Vita, Yuta, Zada, Zaida, Zaina, Zaira, Zana, Zanita, Zara, Zarita, Zea, Zeba, Zena, Zia, Zila, Zilla, Zin, Zina, Zinia, Zinya, Ziv, Ziva, Zivah, Zivka, Zlata, Zoia, Zola, Zona, Zora, Zoya, Zuba, Zuma and Zyna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zita.