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What does Juanita mean?

Juanita Pronunciation of Juanita [juani-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced wah-NEE-tah. It is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Juanita is "God is gracious". Diminutive form of Juana, from John.

Associated with: gracious.


Juanita has 14 variants: Janita, Juana, Juanetta, Juanisha, Juniata, Junita, Juwaneeta, Juwanita, Nita, Wahnita, Wahnna, Waneeta, Wanita and Wanna.

Related girl names: Wanetta and Jane.

Creative forms:
(female) Juanija, Juanima, ..

(male) Juaniah, Juanije, ..

Middle name pairings:
Juanita Rilynn (J.R.), ..

How popular is Juanita?

Juanita is a very popular first name for females (#135 out of 4276, Top 3%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Juanita reached its apex position of #54 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juanita name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Juanita are Jane (#288 from current records), Juana (#1915), Wanetta, Wanita, Nita, John and Junita. These forms of Juanita were popular as baby names during 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.73%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.07%, 90.3%), with forms such as John falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juanita, Jane, John, Juana, Junita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nita, Wanetta, Wanita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Juanita is alike in pronunciation to Anita, Annita, Onita, Unita, Waneta and Yonita. Other suggested similar names are Danita, Hanita, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Jania, Janica, Janika, Janina, Janit, Janot, Jeanetta, Jeanina, Jenita, Jennita, Jonita, Judita, Julita, Junia, Junot, Laanita (see Anita), Lanita, Ranita, Shanita, Sunita, Tanita, Vanita and Zanita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Juanita.

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