Zita

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Italian name of uncertain origin and meaning [1]

Theories include:

1) Latin (medieval Tuscan dialect) zita, zitta = 'girl' [2] [3] [4]

2) Greek zētein = 'to seek' [2]

3) Short form of Felicitas [5]

4) Creative spelling of Sita [4]

Related Names

Zita
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Zíta
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic
Zitta
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish

See also Sita

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Zita
Genitive: Zitas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Zita
Genitive: Zitan
Partitive: Zitaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Zita
Genitive: Zitas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Zita
Genitive: Zitas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 79 people were named Zita (percentage of first or only given name: 77 %) [7]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
133 198 133 198 0 0
Denmark Denmark[9]
208
n.a.
208
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
40
n.a.
40 0 0
Iceland Iceland[11]
6 7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
3 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
n.a.
n.a.
69
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Zita.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no