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What does Janita mean?

Janita \j(a)-ni-ta\ as a girls' name is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the name Janita means "God is gracious". Janita is a variation of Juanita (Spanish, Hebrew): diminutive form of Juana.


Janita has 13 related variations via Juanita: Juana, Juanetta, Juanisha, Juniata, Junita, Juwaneeta, Juwanita, Nita, Wahnita, Wahnna, Waneeta, Wanita and Wanna.


Janita is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2566 out of 4276, Top 60%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wanita, Nita, Juanita and Juana are the popular varying forms of Janita (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5508%) and has become much lower since, with the forms Juana, Juanita and Nita becoming less stylish. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Janita and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juana, Juanita, Nita, Wanita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janita and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janita is pronounced similarly to Janeta, Janetta, Jenita, Jennita and Jonita. Other recommended similar baby names are Danita, Hanita, Janet, Janeth, Janett, Jania, Janica, Janika, Janina, Janit, Janot, Lanita, Ranita, Tanita, Vanita and Zanita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janita.