Rita

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See also: rita, ritā, rīta, and rītā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A diminutive of Italian Margherita, and Spanish Margarita, cognates of English Margaret. An Italian Saint Rita was canonized in 1900. The English name came into regular use in early twentieth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.
    • 1993 Diane Telgen, Jim Kamp (editors), Notable Hispanic American Women, VNR AG, ISBN 0810375788, page 194:
      Born Margarita Carmen Cansino to Eduardo and Volga Haworth Cansino on October 17, 1918, in New York City, Rita Hayworth was no stranger to show business.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Rita.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Rita.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Rita at the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Margherita (Margaret).

Proper noun[edit]

Rita f

  1. A female given name.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1896. Short form of Margarita.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Rita was the only given name of 7674 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Rita at the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Norway in 1950 - 1975.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Rita, later also used as a short form of Marita and Carita. First recorded as a name of Swedes in 1880.

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.