Silver Screen Legends: Rita


Name origin: Greek, Persian, Hebrew, Irish, Latin

Name meaning: Child of light; pearl; jewel


Name origin: Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic)

Name meaning: nickname for someone with dark hair and a swarthy complexion, from Spanish and Portuguese moreno ‘dark-haired’, a word of uncertain origin, probably from Late Latin maurinus, a derivative of classical Latin Maurus ‘Moor’. Compare Moore 2.