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What does Jonita mean?

Jonita Pronunciation of Jonita [joni-ta] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jonita means "God is gracious". Jonita is a version of Johnna (Hebrew): feminine of John and Jon.

Associated with: gracious.


Jonita has 2 variants: Johnetta and Jonetta.

12 more related forms via Johnna: Jana, Janna, Johna, Jonae, Jonay, Jonell, Jonette, Joni, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Jonnie.

Creative forms:
(female) Janta, Jonija, ..

(male) Jonidi, Jonija, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jonita Roxanne (J.R.), ..

How popular is Jonita?

Jonita is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Jonita is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jana (#1011 in 2015), Joni, Jonna, Jonnie, Jonette, Johnna, Janna, Johna, Johnetta and Jonell are the prominent related forms of Jonita (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Jonetta, are seldom used. These relations of Jonita were favored as baby names in the 1960s (average #1125) and are now much less widespread, with versions like Janna going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janna, Johna, Johnetta, Johnna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jonell, Jonette, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jonna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jonita is alike in pronunciation to Janeta, Janetta, Janita, Jenetta, Jenita, Jennita, Jonati, Juniata, Junita and Juwanita. Other recommended names are Annita, Arnita, Benita, Bonita, Corita, Danita, Denita, Donata, Donia, Donita, Dorita, Ionija (see Ionia), Janet, Janeth, Janett, Jania, Janica, Janika, Janina, Janit, Janot, Jenda, Jenica, Jinia, Jocia, Jocinta, Joetta, Joia, Joleta, Jolisa, Jona, Jonet, Jonetia, Joneva, Jonie, Jonina, Jonisa, Josina, Jovina, Juanita, Julita, Junia, Lenita, Lolita, Lorita, Monica, Monika, Nenita, Onita, Renita, Ronika, Rosita, Sonia, Sunita, Tanita, Tonia, Tonica, Unita, Vanita, Vinita, Vonitia (see Venetia), Wanita, Yonit, Zanita and Zonia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jonita.

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