Rita Meaning - Origin and Names

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From Persian Margiritis, "pearl".
Originally, Rita is a diminutive of Margarita, an Italian form of Marguerite. St. Rita, an Italian widow who bore the stigmata of Christ, is the patroness of desperate causes. It's the Hollywood star Rita Hayworth who revived the fashion of this name.
The Rita are celebrated on May 22nd.
Its derivatives: Margarita, Margaret, Marguerite.

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