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What does Zita mean?

Zita \z(i)-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.


Zita has 2 variants: Zeeta and Zyta.

For more information, see also related girl names Rose and Theresa.

Zita has 4 more alternative forms via Rosita, Teresita: Rosetta, Terasita, Terezita and Theresita.


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. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Zita for girls. Zita reached its peak rank of #859 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the girl name Zita and associated names. Rose (#194 in 2014), Theresa, Rosita, Rosetta and Teresita are the prominent alternative forms of Zita. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4813%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1343%, down 72.1%), with the versions Theresa, Rosetta and Rosita becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rose, Rosetta, Rosita, Teresita, Theresa, Zita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zita is pronounced similarly to Zeta and Zetta. Other suggested similar baby names are Dita, Gita, Lita, Nita, Rita, Tita, Vita, Zada, Zaida, Zia, Zila, Zina and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zita.