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Name Rita

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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About the name Rita in particular

Languages of use:German, Spanish, Italian
Is short form of:Margherita
Topics:Asteroid 1180 Rita, discovered 1931, diameter 82.0 km, period 14.902 years
Saints:Rita of Cascia
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Brita, Drita, Eita, Reta, Reta, Ria, Rica, Rika, Rina, Ritva     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Rita

Meaning/translation:the pearl
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:known in the Middle Ages as the name of Saint Margaret of Antioch (3th/4th century AD)
 the greek word margarites might come from a Persian word with the meaning child of light (from a belief that a pearl is a drop of dew transformed by moonlight)
Words:margarites = the pearl  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers
Variants' top ranks:1:Margaret England+Wales 1944,  3:Megan England+Wales 1998,  4:Marit Norway 2015,  4:Malgorzata Poland 2012,  5:Margareta Sweden 2014,  5:Margarita Mexico 2008,  7:Rita Belgium 2013,  7:Greta Italy 2014,  7:Margrethe Greenland 2011,  8:Margit Hungary 2014
Name variants:Greta, Gréta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grit, Gritli, Gritt, Gritta, Maarit, Maegan, Maggie, Maggy, Magret, Mairead, Maisie, Maisy, Malgorzata, Marga, Margaret, Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarida, Margarita, Margaritha, Margaux, Marge, Margery, Margherita, Margie, Margit, Margitta, Margot, Margret, Margrét, Margrete, Margreth, Margrethe, Margrit, Margrith, Margritha, Margrjet, Marguerite, Marit, Marjorie, Markéta, Märta, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Megane, Meggy, Meghan, Merete, Meta, Peggy, Reta, Rita   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Rita

Belgium prevalence 2013 7
Brazil prevalence 2013 14
England+Wales decadesGraph1954 77,  1944 41,  1934 271924 79
Germany prevalence 2005 51
PortugalGraph2015 27,  2014 23,  2013 19,  2012 17,  2011 18,  2010 16
Switzerland 1997 298
Switzerland prevalence 2013 22
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 717,  1980-1989 367,  1960-1969 126
USA yearlyGraph2002 917,  2001 845,  2000 879,  1999 924,  1998 862,  1997 849,  1996 703,  1995 707,  1994 671,  1993 653
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