Rita

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Gender: F Meaning of Rita: "pearl" Origin of Rita: Diminutive of Margarita

A hot name in the Rita Hayworth 1940s, rarely given to babies today.

Famous People Named Rita

Rita Hayworth (1918-1987), American actress
Rita Rudner, American comedienne
Rita Ora, British/Kosovare singer-songwriter
St. Rita of Cascia, Catholic saint and Augustinian nun
Rita Rizzo, better known as Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN
Rita Volk, Uzbek-American actress
Rita of Armenia (1278-1333), empress-consort of the Byzantine Empire
Rita Wilson, actress and Tom Hanks' wife
Rita Lee, Brazilian Queen of Rock
Rita Levi-Montalcini, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer and the widow of Bob Marley

Pop Culture References for the name Rita

Rita, a feisty grey cat in "Animaniacs"
Hurricane Rita
"Lovely Rita," song by The Beatles
Rita Skeeter, character from the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
Rita, character from "Divergent," by Veronica Roth
Rita Bennett, character on Dexter
Rita Tanner, character on British soap Coronation Street
Rita Morris, from the UK TV series "Single Father"
Rita Mason, character in "Does My Head Look Big in This?"
Rita Nelson, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
Rita Ortiz, main character from "The Second Time We Met"
Rita Barber, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Rita Vrataski, character in movie "Edge of Tomorrow" played by Emily Blunt
Rita George, character in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Susan "Rita" White, character from the screenplay "Educating Rita"

Rheeta, Ritta, Riet, Reeta, Reita, Rieta

Rita's International Variations

Rheta, Reta, Rhita (German) Rida (Portuguese)