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Meaning and name origin

Shanita \sh(a)-ni-ta\ as a girl's name is of American and English origin. Shanita is a variant of Sha- (American): combination of the Sha- prefix with various name endings. Also a variant of Shan (English): variant of Sian. Shanita is also used as a variant of Shanelle (American).


Shanita has 1 variant form: Shanetta.


Shanita is a very popular first name for females (#2001 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shanita for girls. Shanita reached its highest rank of #989 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shanita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shanita and Shanelle. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shanelle, Shanita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Santa, Shalita, Shanda, Shandea, Shania, Shanika, Shanit, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantay, Shante, Shanti, Sharita, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta and Sunita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shanita.