Rita

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See also: rita, Ríta, ritā, rīta, and rītā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A shortening 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.

Anagrams[edit]


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.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rita f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Rita: Rituson
  • daughter of Rita: Ritudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Rita
Accusative Ritu
Dative Ritu
Genitive Ritu

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈritɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ri‧ta

Proper noun[edit]

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Rita Riták
accusative Ritát Ritákat
dative Ritának Ritáknak
instrumental Ritával Ritákkal
causal-final Ritáért Ritákért
translative Ritává Ritákká
terminative Ritáig Ritákig
essive-formal Ritaként Ritákként
essive-modal
inessive Ritában Ritákban
superessive Ritán Ritákon
adessive Ritánál Ritáknál
illative Ritába Ritákba
sublative Ritára Ritákra
allative Ritához Ritákhoz
elative Ritából Ritákból
delative Ritáról Ritákról
ablative Ritától Ritáktól
Possessive forms of Rita
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Ritám Ritáim
2nd person sing. Ritád Ritáid
3rd person sing. Ritája Ritái
1st person plural Ritánk Ritáink
2nd person plural Ritátok Ritáitok
3rd person plural Ritájuk Ritáik

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.