Rita

Rita - A very unique female name



  Nov 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rita, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #201. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rita and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rita? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rita. The baby girl name Rita was given to 115 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1372 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,289 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rita peaked in popularity 87 years ago in 1930 on position 42.



Famous with this name

Rita Moreno
Rita Hayworth
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Rita is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rita is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #600 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,918.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rita is where you live.


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Rita origin and meaning

Rita is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Rita, pop culture references for the name Rita and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rita

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rita, sorted by popularity.

Ruth / Rhoda / Ruthie / Retha / Reta / Rutha / Reatha / Ruthe / Reda / Rida /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121372
20111419
20101309
20091411
20081347
20071214
20061180
20051163
20041104
20031109
2002928
2001870
2000933
1999914
1998866
1997849
1996700
1995708
1994676
1993651
1992592
1991564
1990557
1989549
1988487
1987443
1986406
1985392
1984377
1983372
1982339
1981283
1980297
1979278
1978264
1977295
1976271
1975275
1974256
1973245
1972229
1971217
1970204
1969183
1968160
1967146
1966135
1965126
1964123
1963115
1962110
1961105
196096
195998
195888
195778
195679
195572
195467
195364
195266
195161
195056
194954
194858
194760
194656
194559
194456
194352
194255
194163
194070
193978
193874
193769
193669
193563
193463
193353
193252
193148
193042
192952
192857
192754
192650
192548
192449
192350
192252
192148
192052
191954
191858
191763
191667
191571
191488
1913119
1912166
1911178
1910201

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon600
Minnesota698
Massachusetts779
New York867
Virginia875
Maryland999
California1063
Illinois1421
Texas1458
Pennsylvania1554
Florida1918

Even more about Rita


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rita a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rita?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1930
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Rita
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,289
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +115

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