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Rita meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Rita No. of characters: 4 Gender: GirlOrigin: Old Greek Italian English Swedish Norwegian Danish German Hungarian Spanish Portuguese Greenlandic
How to pronounce Rita rîta What does my name mean?
Meanings: Pearl Child of Light Variant of Margaret Brave Honest Way of Life Italian short form of Margarete (meaning: Pearl) Indian name, meaning: the true, righteous. Namesake: Rita Hayworth, American actress.

Rita was ranked 699 in 1984 list of US boys name and dropped by 1.75% from its previous ranking of 687 in 1980. Rita was ranked 747 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 3.86% from its previous ranking of 777 in 2015.

Full form of Rita : Reasonable Impulsive Talkative Adept

Rita is a rare first name for a girl in England & Wales which is a rare name since 1996 and ranked 735 in 2015. Only 577 people have Rita as their first name. Rita is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Rita is a very very popular first name for a girl in United States which is popular female name since 1910 and ranked 781 in 2015 in US. Around 283380 people wear Rita as their first name. Rita is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare boy name since 1880 and ranked 781 in 2015 in US. Only 283380 people have Rita as their first name. At the peak of Rita popularity in 1949 it was given to about 0.186990% of US Girls babies and ranked 54 in 3557400 newborns while On the lowest point of Rita in 1913 it was wore by only 0.000420% of new born Boys and ranked 409 out of 1191147 babies in US. Rita is not a native United States and Rita may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. Rita is given to around 0.079271% of newborns during 1880 to 2015, according to the USSA.

Complete history of Rita
YearRankOccurence
Popular girl name in
1910184333
1911170403
1912162636
19131151096
1914872010
1915713063
1916673477
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History of Rita

Born in 1046 in Hungary, daughter of an English prince in exile, she returned to live at the court of England and the Scottish King Malcolm wife III. She had eight children, two future saints, Mathilde and David. Attentive to her queenly duty, she reforming the Church of Scotland, brings with it the clergy of Rome, founded abbeys and died in the castle of Edinburgh 16 November 1093. On 22 May, holy festival Rita, a noble Italian lady who devoted his life to the poor, in the fourteenth century.

Expression number of Rita is 3.

Rita are lively, imaginative, enthusiastic and optimistic. Rita are expressive and inspire others wherever they go. Rita possess great verbal skills which make them good comedian, artist or writer.

Names that rhyme with Rita Famous people named Rita
Rita Batata in De Menor as Actress
Margarita Pidgeon in The Matrix Revolutions as Make-Up Department
Rita Poelvoorde in Les uns et les autres as Actress
Rita Montone in Maniac as Actress
Rita Edwards in Walking Tall as Actress
Rita Ghosn in Justice as Actress
Margarita Fischer in Uncle Tom's Cabin as Actress
Little Britain in Episode #5.29 as
Amorita Rasgado in El otro sueño americano as Actress
Natalia Zurita in Perras as Actress
Names like Rita Rita Namesakes Related Names: RitaRitaannRitajRitalRitamaeRitamarieRitchRitchardRitcheyRitchieRitchyRiteshRithRithaRithanyaRithiRithikRithikaRithuRithvikComments :Rita is a proper name of the person Italian women. Rita is originally a diminutive of names female, ending in -rita, especially from the name of Margarita - Margaret (as in the case of Rita Hayworth ), in Poland is very rare. It is a ipocoristico name Margherita originated already in the Middle Ages for apheresis (fall of one or more silabe)which has now assumed importance of his name. "Margherita" is taken from the term ancient greek μαργαριτης ( Margarites ), then passed to the Latin Margarita, meaning " pearl ". The emergence of the name with the autonomous significance is due to the wide popularity of the cult of St. Rita of Cascia, Augustinian nun and mystic, invoked as the miracle-working and sanctified in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII. Since the beginning of the twentieth century began in Italy the rise in the popularity of the name, which reaches more widespread around 1950 (rank 7 in 1951), in conjunction with the success of Rita Hayworth, American actress of Spanish descent (whose real name was Margarita Cansino), star of the film Gilda. The name Rita maintained its popularity for the sixties, probably supported by sympathy for the singer and actress Rita Pavone. The seventies began the slow decline: it goes from 6341 to 4223 occurrences of 1950 in 1967 up to 466 of 1994. As for regional differences, Rita appears distributed throughout the Italian territory, with a slight majority in south-central and highest peaks in Umbria (home of the Holy) and Trentino Alto Adige. Variants of the name: Ritta, Ritina, Ritelta, Ritaccia, Rifarella, Rite, Ritano. - Arlie Flaugher Popularity of Rita
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Other variants of Rita :Retha Margarid Margarit Margarita Margarida Margareta Markéta Margaretha Margriet Greet Greetje Griet Margreet Maret Margit Maarit Marketta Margareeta Reeta Reetta Marguerite Margaux Margot Margalit Margalita Margrét Mairéad Margaid Paaie Meggy Małgorzata Gosia Małgosia Marzena Maighread Mairead Maisie Marsaili Mysie Peigi Margita Marjeta Marged Mererid Mared Megan  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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