Usage: Anita, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Anita are in general originating from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Anita across the world, see Ana.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 9.
The name Anita is ranked on the 331st position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1951200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.027% of the population.
The name Anita has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Anita for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Anita is a common given name for women. The name is the Spanish version of Anne. In Hebrew, Anita derives from the name Hannah which means grace or graceful. Furthermore, Anita is the short form for Anahita, the Iranian Water Goddess in Avestan language (an East Iranian language), and also has the meanings of kindness and being personable. In Sanskrit, Anita means full of grace, mercy, favor, variety, a leader, without guile.
The name Anita is mostly used in Hungary and Spanish, Portuguese, Italian speaking countries as well as Indian languages with Sanskrit origins.
Originally Spanish: pet form of Ana, the Spanish version of Anne. It is now widely used in English-speaking countries with little awareness of its Spanish origin.
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