Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Yaritza

Yaritza is a Portuguese and Spanish female name used mainly in North and South America. It’s a pet form of Yara using the popular Latin American diminutive “-itza” (such as Martiza being the diminutive of Maria). Yara finds her roots in the Old Tupi language, a language indigenous to the native Tupi people of Brazil. In this case, Yîara comes from “y” meaning “water” and “îara” meaning "lady", also in reference to Lady of the Lake (a character based in ancient Tupi mythology). In Brazilian folklore, Yîara is reminiscent of the water nymphs and/or sirens of Greco-Roman mythology or the mermaid of Germanic mythology. As a water queen, the beautiful Yîara would laze about on riverbanks or the shores of a lake singing lovely melodies and luring mortal men into her sphere of enchantment. Under her magical spell, men would abandon their lives to live with her underwater (the myth helped explain the disappearance of men who ventured out into the jungle and never returned). Although Yîara enjoys ancient and exotic roots, the diminutive Yaritza is much more modern. Not a super common name, we would consider Yaritza an original choice by all accounts.

All About the Baby Name – Yaritza

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME YARITZA

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME YARITZA

Yaritza appeared on the U.S. female naming charts for the first time in 1993. Not only that, but she debuted at position #492 her first year. This is actually quite high for a first time appearance, so we knew there was some pop-culture influence at hand. It turns out that Yaritza was the name of a character on a popular Venezuelan telenovela called “Kassandra” (1992-1993). As a result, the name garnered a lot of attention and interest in that year alone (1993); the following year the name promptly retreated back into obscurity after the initial frenzy died down. Yaritza returned to the charts again in 2003, but she remains at very low levels of usage. Rare and original, this little “water lady” is still luring us with her lovely song.

Quick Facts

ON YARITZA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

852

PRONUNCIATION:

ya-RIT-za

SIMPLE MEANING:

Water lady

Characteristics

OF YARITZA

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Yaritza

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME YARITZA

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Popular Songs

ON YARITZA

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Famous People

NAMED YARITZA

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Children of Famous People

NAMED YARITZA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME YARITZA

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