Spanish diminutive of Maria
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Maritza Origin and Meaning

The name Maritza is a girl's name of German, Spanish origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".
Used especially in Latin America, this would make a funky spin on Maria.

The meaning of Maria is uncertain, but 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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Famous People Named Maritza

  • Maritza CorreiaPuerto Rican,American Olympic swimmer
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  • Maritza OlivaresMexican actress
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  • Maritza BustamanteVenezuelan actress
  • Maritza CamposRebolledo, Mexican webcomic artist
  • Maritza Sáenz RyanU.S. Army colonel and West Point law department head
  • Lorena Maritza Herrera (de la Vega)Mexican actress
  • Maritza HornSwedish singer
  • Sari MaritzaEnglish actress

Maritza in Pop Culture

  • Maritza Cruzcharacter on TV's "Third Watch"
  • Maritza Ramoscharacter on TV's "Orange is the New Black"