What does Anita mean?
Anita /ani-ta/ as a girls' name is pronounced a-NEE-tah. It is of Spanish origin. Originally a Spanish pet form of Ana, the Spanish version of Anne. Made famous in the 1950s as the name of the Swedish film actress Anita Ekberg. Actress Anita Pallenberg; writers Anita Loos, Anita Brookner.
Anita▼ has 39 more different relations via Ana, Anne: Aine, Ana▲, Anci, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika▲, Aniko, Anissa▼, Anka, Anke, Anki, Ann▼, Anna, Annetta▼, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annie▼, Annimae, Annina, Annis▼, Annise, Annora, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anuska, Anya▲, Anyu, Asya, Nina, Oni and Onie▼.Kreatif forms: Aaanita, Aniaa, Anida. [more]
How popular is Anita?
Anita is a very prominent first name for women (#136 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Anita for girls. Anita reached its peak rank of #83 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Anna (#34 in 2014), Ana (#222), Nina (#295), Annie (#311), Anya (#472), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Ann (#945), Anissa, Nita, Onie, Annis, Annetta, Anitra and Aine are the prominent alternative forms of Anita. Other forms, like Anh, are uncommon. These relations of Anita were favored as baby names about 11 decades ago (adoption of 0.45%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.29%, ▼36%), with versions such as Annie falling out of fashion. Anika, Ana and Anya are three of the more chic baby names here, with Ana having a rebound in usage.
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Anita▼ is pronounced similarly to Anetta, Inetta, Juanita▼, Onita, Unita, Unitey, Unity, Wahnita, Waneta, Wanita and Yonita. Other recommended similar baby names are Adiba, Adila, Adiva, Agata, Agneta, Agota, Aila, Alita, Alitia, Allta, Alta▼, Amata, Amia▲, Amika, Amisa, Amit, Amita, Amity, Amrita, Anaca, Anahita, Anat, Anath, Anaya▲, Anda, Angila, Aniceta, Anicka, Anima, Anina, Aninna, Anis, Anisa, Anise, Aniya▲, Aniyah▲, Annda, Annica, Annika▲, Anora, Antia, Arica, Arina, Arnita, Asta, Aviva, Ayisa, Azia, Benita▼, Brita, Donita▼, Edita, Janita, Junita, Lita, Ranita, Reita, Renita▼, Rita▼, Sunita, Vanita, Vita, Zanita and Zita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anita.