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Gender: Female Pronunciation: mah-REE-ta Meaning of Marita: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved" Origin of Marita: German and Spanish diminutive of Maria

Marita Origin and Meaning

The name Marita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

Derived from Maria, the meaning of which is uncertain. Theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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senseandsensibility Says:

2014-07-04T17:06:38

I once knew Marita, the name sounded very exotic to me and my whole primary school class...

mel_finch Says:

2014-05-26T19:49:28

I can't read this name without immediately thinking 'Conlon-McKenna'.