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Popularity
283k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Rita

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • #251 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Rita" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188019190
188120200
188221210
188315150
188424240
188531310
188628280
188740400
188852520
188975750
189054540
189165650
189287870
189395950
18941041040
18951051050
18961091090
18971171170
18981461460
18991471470
19001621620
19011351350
19021481480
19031741740
19041661660
19051881880
19062032030
19072662660
19082552550
19092952950
19103333330
19114034030
19126366360
19131,1011,0965
19142,0102,0100#87 girl name
19153,0713,0638#71 girl name
19163,4843,4777#67 girl name
19173,8703,8700#63 girl name
19184,4584,44711#58 girl name
19194,5174,5170#54 girl name
19204,9904,97713#52 girl name
19215,1685,15711#48 girl name
19224,9854,9778#52 girl name
19235,1005,0946#50 girl name
19245,3945,38212#49 girl name
19255,3425,32616#48 girl name
19265,0245,01113#50 girl name
19275,1025,08319#54 girl name
19284,8314,80922#57 girl name
19294,7834,76617#52 girl name
19305,4885,46721#42 girl name
19314,6434,61330#48 girl name
19324,2844,25628#53 girl name
19333,8593,84118#53 girl name
19343,6983,68315#63 girl name
19353,5903,57812#63 girl name
19363,3543,33321#69 girl name
19373,4303,41812#69 girl name
19383,3653,3578#74 girl name
19393,2033,18716#78 girl name
19403,4543,44014#70 girl name
19413,9013,88120#63 girl name
19424,7204,70515#55 girl name
19435,0265,01115#52 girl name
19444,5384,52810#55 girl name
19454,2904,2819#59 girl name
19465,5455,53213#56 girl name
19476,0005,98317#60 girl name
19485,8465,83511#59 girl name
19496,6706,65416#54 girl name
19506,4356,42213#56 girl name
19516,4266,41511#61 girl name
19526,1586,14612#66 girl name
19536,2876,2816#64 girl name
19546,5536,53815#67 girl name
19556,1046,08717#72 girl name
19566,0646,0568#79 girl name
19576,0306,01416#78 girl name
19585,3595,33920#88 girl name
19594,9564,9497#98 girl name
19605,0425,02715#96 girl name
19614,5384,52810
19624,1184,10018
19633,8153,80312
19643,4793,46811
19653,0703,0637
19662,7002,68713
19672,3832,3749
19682,0862,07610
19691,7341,7340
19701,5981,58711
19711,4281,41711
19721,2081,2017
19731,0331,0330
19749929920
19758838830
19768598590
19778018010
19788998909
19798858805
19808468379
19818548540
19827087080
19835925920
19846106037
19855895890
19865435430
19875185180
19884844840
19894114110
19904334330
19914234230
19923913910
19933413410
19943173170
19952962960
19963033030
19972402400
19982462460
19992282280
20002512510
20012702700
20022432430
20031991990
20042152150
20052192190
20062072070
20072092090
20081861860
20091651650
20101761760
20111671670
20121691690
20131821820
20141661660

Want to know about the populiarty of Rita? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 283,172 babies born with the name Rita in the United States. That's more than enough Ritas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 19 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rita" was in 1949 with a total of 6,654 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ritas)

According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rita" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 13 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 4,517 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Rita" mean?

Rita (Spanish): Pearl

The name "Rita" is of Spanish origin and it means "Pearl". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 24 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Atir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Trai". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Rita popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rita in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rita

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in pop, R&B, pop rock, and soul music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Rita was born in 1990 as Rita Sahatciu in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo).

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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth is an actress and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1931 to 1972. Rita was born in 1918 as Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson is an actress, producer, and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Rita was born in 1958 as Margarita Ibrahimoff in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1950 to present. Rita was born in 1931 as Rosa Dolores Alverio in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

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Darlene Cates

Darlene Cates is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Darlene was born in 1947 as Rita Darlene Guthrie in Borger, Texas, USA.

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Rita G.

Rita was born in 1979.

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Past life for Rita born Feb 3, 1990

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Rita

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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