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What does Janita mean?

Janita [ja-ni-ta] as a girls' name. The name Janita means "God is gracious". Janita is an alternate spelling of Juanita (Spanish, Hebrew): diminutive variation of Juana.

Associated with: gracious.


Janita has 11 relations via Juanita: Juana, Juanetta, Juanisha, Juniata, Junita, Juwanita, Nita, Wahnita, Waneeta, Wanita and Wanna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Janija, Jeanta, ..

(male) Janija, Janime, ..

How popular is Janita?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Juana (#1915 from current records), Wanita, Nita, Junita and Juanita are the popular varying forms of Janita (not ranked). Other forms, like Wanna, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Janita was at its highest in the 1920s (usage of 0.4%) and has become much lower since, with forms such as Nita becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a comparison of the history of Janita and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juana, Juanita, Junita, 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, Jeanetta, Jenetta, Jenita, Jennita, Jonati, Jonetta and Jonita. Other recommended names are Babita, Carita, Damita, Dania, Danica, Danika, Danila, Danira, Danita, Danitza, Davita, Dawnita, Denita, Donita, Ganit, Hanita, Jadira, Jafit, Jaida, Jakira, Jakiya, Jalisa, Jamila, Jamina, Jana, Janaea, Janerita (see Jane), Janett, Janette, Janeva, Jania, Janie, Janisha, Janiss (see Janice), Janissa, Jannet, Janora, Jenda, Jenica, Jenika, Jonet, Jonetia, Jonina, Julita, Junia, Karita, Lanika, Lanita, Lenita, Malita, Nakita, Nania, Nenita, Pania, Rania, Ranit, Ranita, Ranite, Renita, Tabita, Unita, Vanita, Vanity, Vinita, Waneta and Zanita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janita.