Discovered 1909 Sept. 12 by J. Palisa at Vienna.
Named in honor of Empress Zita von Bourbon-Parma (1892–1989), wife of Emperor Karl I of Austria (and King Karl IV of Hungary) (1887–1922). (H 70)
The name was assigned on the occasion of the marriage of Zita 1911. After planet (220) this is the second planet which was given as a wedding present.