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PronouncedPron.REET-ə English
REE-ta German
REE-taw Hungarian

Meaning & History

Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
VariantGreta Italian
Other Languages & CulturesRetha Afrikaans Margarid, Margarit Armenian Margarita Bulgarian Margarida Catalan Margareta Croatian Markéta Czech Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet Dutch Maret, Margit Estonian Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta Finnish Marguerite, Margaux, Margot French Margarida Galician Margarita Greek Margalit, Margalita Hebrew Margrét, Gréta Icelandic Mairéad Irish Margarita Late Roman Margreet, Greet Limburgish Margarita, Greta Lithuanian Margaid, Paaie Manx Meggy Medieval English Margarida Occitan Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena Polish Margareta Romanian Margarita Russian Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi Scottish Margaréta, Margita, Markéta Slovak Margareta, Marjeta Slovene Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan Welsh
User SubmissionsRíta, Rîta, Rita


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute