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What does Rita mean?

Meaning of the name RitaMargaretDaisyMaggieMeganGretaMargotMaisiePerlaMarjorieMamieRetaMargeryMargueriteMargeneMargarettMettaMegMargariteMayMargaretteMariRethaMarjoryMargiePeggieMargherita

[ 2 syll. ri-ta, rit-a ] The baby girl name Rita is pronounced RIY-Tah (English) or RIY-Taa (German) †. Rita has its origins in the Old Greek language. It is used largely in the English, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish languages. Rita is a contraction (English, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish) of the Italian Margherita and a contraction of the English and Scottish Margaret.

See also the related categories, spanish, italian, polish, and german.

Rita is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1930, 0.469% of baby girls were given the name Rita. It had a ranking of #42 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2016, out of the family of girl names directly linked to Rita, Margaret was the most commonly used.

Baby names that sound like Rita include Rheta, Rhetah, Uryta, Urytah, Rada, Radha, Radhah, Radhwa, Radhwah, Radka, Radwa, Radwah, Rareta, Rata, Ratee, Ratey, Rati, Ratka, Raty, and Rawda.

† Pronunciation for Rita: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

A famous person named Rita is Rita Dove, Poet, born 28 August 1952, Akron, Ohio.


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