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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 19 19 0
1881 20 20 0
1882 21 21 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 24 24 0
1885 31 31 0
1886 28 28 0
1887 40 40 0
1888 52 52 0
1889 75 75 0
1890 54 54 0
1891 65 65 0
1892 87 87 0
1893 95 95 0
1894 104 104 0
1895 105 105 0
1896 109 109 0
1897 117 117 0
1898 146 146 0
1899 147 147 0
1900 162 162 0
1901 135 135 0
1902 148 148 0
1903 174 174 0
1904 166 166 0
1905 188 188 0
1906 203 203 0
1907 266 266 0
1908 255 255 0
1909 295 295 0
1910 333 333 0
1911 403 403 0
1912 636 636 0
1913 1,101 1,096 5
1914 2,010 2,010 0 #87 girl name
1915 3,071 3,063 8 #71 girl name
1916 3,484 3,477 7 #67 girl name
1917 3,870 3,870 0 #63 girl name
1918 4,458 4,447 11 #58 girl name
1919 4,517 4,517 0 #54 girl name
1920 4,990 4,977 13 #52 girl name
1921 5,168 5,157 11 #48 girl name
1922 4,985 4,977 8 #52 girl name
1923 5,100 5,094 6 #50 girl name
1924 5,394 5,382 12 #49 girl name
1925 5,342 5,326 16 #48 girl name
1926 5,024 5,011 13 #50 girl name
1927 5,102 5,083 19 #54 girl name
1928 4,831 4,809 22 #57 girl name
1929 4,783 4,766 17 #52 girl name
1930 5,488 5,467 21 #42 girl name
1931 4,643 4,613 30 #48 girl name
1932 4,284 4,256 28 #53 girl name
1933 3,859 3,841 18 #53 girl name
1934 3,698 3,683 15 #63 girl name
1935 3,590 3,578 12 #63 girl name
1936 3,354 3,333 21 #69 girl name
1937 3,430 3,418 12 #69 girl name
1938 3,365 3,357 8 #74 girl name
1939 3,203 3,187 16 #78 girl name
1940 3,454 3,440 14 #70 girl name
1941 3,901 3,881 20 #63 girl name
1942 4,720 4,705 15 #55 girl name
1943 5,026 5,011 15 #52 girl name
1944 4,538 4,528 10 #55 girl name
1945 4,290 4,281 9 #59 girl name
1946 5,545 5,532 13 #56 girl name
1947 6,000 5,983 17 #60 girl name
1948 5,846 5,835 11 #59 girl name
1949 6,670 6,654 16 #54 girl name
1950 6,435 6,422 13 #56 girl name
1951 6,426 6,415 11 #61 girl name
1952 6,158 6,146 12 #66 girl name
1953 6,287 6,281 6 #64 girl name
1954 6,553 6,538 15 #67 girl name
1955 6,104 6,087 17 #72 girl name
1956 6,064 6,056 8 #79 girl name
1957 6,030 6,014 16 #78 girl name
1958 5,359 5,339 20 #88 girl name
1959 4,956 4,949 7 #98 girl name
1960 5,042 5,027 15 #96 girl name
1961 4,538 4,528 10
1962 4,118 4,100 18
1963 3,815 3,803 12
1964 3,479 3,468 11
1965 3,070 3,063 7
1966 2,700 2,687 13
1967 2,383 2,374 9
1968 2,086 2,076 10
1969 1,734 1,734 0
1970 1,598 1,587 11
1971 1,428 1,417 11
1972 1,208 1,201 7
1973 1,033 1,033 0
1974 992 992 0
1975 883 883 0
1976 859 859 0
1977 801 801 0
1978 899 890 9
1979 885 880 5
1980 846 837 9
1981 854 854 0
1982 708 708 0
1983 592 592 0
1984 610 603 7
1985 589 589 0
1986 543 543 0
1987 518 518 0
1988 484 484 0
1989 411 411 0
1990 433 433 0
1991 423 423 0
1992 391 391 0
1993 341 341 0
1994 317 317 0
1995 296 296 0
1996 303 303 0
1997 240 240 0
1998 246 246 0
1999 228 228 0
2000 251 251 0
2001 270 270 0
2002 243 243 0
2003 199 199 0
2004 215 215 0
2005 219 219 0
2006 207 207 0
2007 209 209 0
2008 186 186 0
2009 165 165 0
2010 176 176 0
2011 167 167 0
2012 169 169 0
2013 182 182 0
2014 166 166 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rita" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 102 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 5,488 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rita popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rita" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rita as well as things modernly associated with the name Rita such as celebrities named Rita.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Rita

The name "Rita" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Pearl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

T is for time, you give to friends.

A is for able, for you surely are.

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

Past life for Rita born Jul 21, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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