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Meaning and name origin

Juanita \ju(a)-ni-ta\ as a girl's 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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Wanetta and Jane.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Juanita for girls. Juanita reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juanita name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Juanita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Wanita, Nita, Juana, John and Juanita. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Janeta, Janit, Jenita, Jennita and Jonita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Juanita.