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Ranked #251


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 8 (Ranked #2329).

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 reasonable, your understanding way.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

T is for treat, that you always are.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Atir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arti". 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.

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


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 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rita" is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1997. Across the entire United States a total of only 240 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rita

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is a singer, songwriter, and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Rita was born in 1990 as Rita Sahatciu in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo).


Rita Hayworth

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


Rita Wilson

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


Rita Moreno

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


Darlene Cates

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


Rita G.

Rita was born in 1979.


Past life for Rita born Feb 18, 1935

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 Australia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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