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Anita meaning and name origin
Anita \a-ni-ta\ as a girl's 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 12 variant forms: Aneeta, Aneta, Anitia, Anitra, Annida, Annita, Annitra, Annitta, Laanita, Lanita, Nenita and Nita.
For more information, see also the related name Ann.
Baby names that sound like Anita are Onita and Unita.
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Popularity of Anita
Anita is a very popular first name for women (#136 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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