Fun fact that everyone may or may not know: meteorites are shooting stars. They burn up while entering the earth’s atmosphere so they usually don’t even reach the earth’s surface.
As far as I know, before they make contact with the atmosphere they're called "meteoroids". As they make contact with the atmosphere and burn up they're called "meteors", and only when they reach the surface they're called "meteorites". Most meteoroids don't become meteorites because they don't survive the journey, so they end up becoming meteors.