Alita Name Meaning & Origin
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Alita (Ah-lee-tah) is a common name in Spain. Derived from the latin "elite," meaning special. A variation of the name is Elita, (EE-lee-tah) or (El-lee-tah). The English meaning is "Winged". Alternatively the French meaning is "Noble" or "Chosen One".
- Personal experiences with the name Alita
I was given the name Elita (variation of Alita) and i love it. My biggest problem is people having trouble spelling it. I hate when people shorten my name to Ella or El, because its so common. The most consistent teasing name is "A Lita of Coke" surprisingly its the easiest way to explain to people how to pronounce it.
- Nicknames for Alita
Ali, Lita, Lee/ Li.
- Meanings and history of the name Alita
Diminutive of the Spanish name "Adelita" which is from "Adela" (Old German) and "Alida" (Latin). Combined meaning of the name Alita is: "Noble; Small winged one."
Short form of Adela/Adelita.
Variant of Alida.
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA
- Famous real-life people named Alita
When Alita Moses stepped onto the stage for the finals of the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland last July, she had come a long way from West Hartford, Connecticut, and a long way from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, where she is a senior jazz vocal major.
Alita thought about her late father, Fredric “Fritz” Moses, an operatic baritone and voice professor at the Hartt School. He had encouraged her early musical talent (“I was singing since I could speak,” she says) by playing music for her and by having her sit in on his classes. Even though classical music was his first love, he was a good swing dancer and loved Billie Holiday. He and her mother, Broadway singer Janelle Robinson, also made sure that Alita took cello, guitar, and piano lessons.
Alita Moses was thinking about becoming a veterinarian until she started singing with the school jazz band...she went on to win First Prize at the Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.
She had been making up songs, singing in choirs, and playing in orchestras all through middle and high school. Alita credits her teachers for recognizing her love and talent for music, and, she emphasizes, for “pushing” her. Even so, she was thinking about becoming a veterinarian until she started singing with the school’s jazz band. Then, the pieces started coming together.
One of the tours the band took was to the University of the Arts. It “had the most collaborative feel,” and she remembered that when it came time to think about college. Although she was accepted everywhere she applied, she chose UArts.
*Alita Moses is a University of the Arts student who is already making her mark in the Philadelphia jazz scene and beyond.
Her parents both knew that in a music career, nothing is certain, but were very supportive. She came to love many styles of jazz, pop, and rhythm & blues, but “standards have a special place in my heart,” she admits, loving what Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and her father’s favorite, Billie Holiday all brought to performance.
*taken from http://www.wrti.org/post/jazz-vocalist-alita-moses-singing-standards-montreux-and-back
Personal Note: She rocks and you should really check her music out.
- Alita in song, story & screen
Alita is the eponymous heroine in the new movie In cinemas in July 2018: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau