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The name Rita is a diminutive form of Margaret.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Rita has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Rita
Use of the Name Rita for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
279,993 81,936 10,103 2,073 761 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Rita has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Rita last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 2002, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Rita
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188038519  
188138220  
188240221  
188351415  
188441424  
188537231  
188641428  
188734340  
188833552  
188927675  
189034954  
189131465  
189229187  
189327595  
1894273104  
1895275105  
1896275109  
1897264117  
1898244147  
1899228147  
1900255163  
1901250135  
1902257148  
1903228174  
1904242166  
1905229188  
1906219203  
1907197265  
1908212254  
1909198294  
1910198333  
1911179402  
1912165632  
19131161,091  
1914882,008  
1915713,058  
1916673,472  
1917633,865  
1918574,446  
1919544,516  
1920524,971  
1921485,158  
1922514,976  
1923505,090  
1924495,376  
1925485,329  
1926505,012  
1927545,074  
1928574,807  
1929524,759  
1930425,465  
1931484,608  
1932524,258  
1933533,836  
1934633,685  
1935633,575  
1936693,331  
1937693,425  
1938743,359  
1939783,183  
1940703,441  
1941633,876  
1942554,711  
1943525,000  
1944544,526  
1945594,273  
1946565,534  
1947605,984  
1948595,830  
1949546,645  
1950566,426  
1951616,408  
1952666,144  
1953646,282  
1954676,532  
1955726,086  
1956796,056  
1957786,016  
1958885,328  
1959984,950  
1960965,028  
19611054,525  
19621104,098  
19631153,806  
19641223,465  
19651263,062  
19661352,690  
19671462,375  
19681582,079  
19691841,736  
19702041,584  
19712151,417  
19722301,201  
19732481,032  
1974256990  
1975275880  
1976271860  
1977295800  
1978264887  
1979277882  
1980300832  
1981284855  
1982339707  
1983376591  
1984378599  
1985385591  
1986408542  
1987433514  
1988465482  
1989549412  
1990547432  
1991554424  
1992588391  
1993653340  
1994670318  
1995706297  
1996704303  
1997849241  
1998865244  
1999929227  
2000882250  
2001846270  
2002926241  
Totals:  279,993 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Rita as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Rita appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 123 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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