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

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name from Italian.
    • 1993 Diane Telgen, Jim Kamp (editors), Notable Hispanic American Women, VNR AG, →ISBN, 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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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian Rita.

Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name.

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian Rita.

Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name.

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rita f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Rita
Accusative Ritu
Dative Ritu
Genitive Ritu

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name

HungarianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Ritáé Ritáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Ritáéi Ritákéi
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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short form of Margherita (Margaret).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rita f

  1. A female given name

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Rita f

  1. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

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

LithuanianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rita f

  1. A female given name

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Rita

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular in Norway in 1950 - 1975.

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rita f

  1. A female given name

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Rita c (genitive Ritas)

  1. A female given name.

AnagramsEdit