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Also the name of a character in JK Rowling's famous novels, Rita Skeeter.
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2005
This name is also the name of famous Spanish actress, Rita Hayworth.
-- Ayame77  9/19/2005
Rita Hayworth's birth name was Margherita Cansino, a name she appeared under in a few of her earliest movies. Her parents, who had a flamenco act, were known as the Dancing Cansinos.
-- elizabeth hamlet  3/10/2008
The name Rita is also Russian. It is a nickname of Margarita.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2005
Rita Tushingham was a cool actress of the 60's.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Lovely Rita is the name of a song by The Beatles.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell, filmed in 1983. The character Rita (real name Susan) calls herself that because Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown is her favourite book.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Rita on the Power Rangers, I believe. Also the name of a Hurricane in 2005.
-- patchworkgirl  12/30/2005
The name is also Lithuanian.
-- rita  1/26/2006
It is also a common Dutch name. A variant in Flemish-Dutch is 'Riet'.
-- Patrik L  4/12/2006
Rita is the Afgan hound from "Oliver and Company".
-- Hailey2006  7/24/2006
Rita Pavone (born August 23, 1945) is an Italian ballad and rock singer who enjoyed success through the 1960s. Pavone is also an actress.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award-winning actress and the first and only Hispanic actress in history (as well as one of only nine people) to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and English descent who reached fame during the 1940s as one of the era's leading sex symbols. She was sometimes called "The Love Goddess" or "The Great American Love Goddess," and was celebrated as an expert dancer and great beauty.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Even though it is old fashioned, I like this name. My nan is called Rita. I wouldn't call my children that (I prefer rarer names), but it's really pretty!
-- DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
I always thought Rita was a very pretty name. There was a girl who lived across the street from me named Rita. We all thought she was so pretty and her name fit her. Then I went to middle school and met this big headed obnoxious girl named Rita. I was appalled that such a person could have such a pretty name.
-- Honeyrose  7/7/2007
In my language rit means an ass and that's why I find this name really funny.
-- only.me  9/29/2007
Such a beautiful name!
-- pennycarroll  2/17/2008
Director Dušan Rapoš and actress Eva Vejmělková have a daughter Rita, born 2004.
-- MaggieSimpson  5/20/2008
Rita Mordio is one of the main characters in the game Tales of Vesperia for the XBox360.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2008
I've always loved & admired this name. It reminds me of a movie star type name. Very pretty, yet strong. I love it.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2009
Rita Levi-Montalcini is an Italian Jewish neurologist. She received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She is also an Italian Senator for Life.
-- bananarama  4/12/2010
Rita Angus (1908-1970) was a New Zealand painter of portraits and landscapes.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2011
Pretty, but as a Harry Potter fan, I can't help but think of Rita Skeeter, and that's not a very positive association at all.
-- Black_X  8/23/2011
The sailor Ben Ainslie names each and every one of the boats he races Rita.
-- ingo  9/23/2012
In most Catholic contexts, this name is used on its own (independently from Margaret and its forms), originally in reference to the very popular Saint Rita of Cassia.
-- SugarPlumFairy  11/1/2012
The name Rita was given to 167 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013

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