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What does Vanita mean?

Vanita [va-ni-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced va-NEE-tah. It is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Vanita is "woman".

Affiliated girl name: Vanessa.


Kreatif forms:
(female) Vanira, Vaniva, ..

(male) Vaniti, Vaniva, ..

How popular is Vanita?

Vanita is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2736 out of 4276, Top 64%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Vanita for girls. Vanita was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #1694 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Vanita and corresponding names. The only other popular alternative form of Vanita is Vanessa (#171 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Vanita reached its highest in the 1980s (usage of 0.5%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1%, down 73%), with the form Vanessa becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vanita, Vanessa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Vanita is pronounced similarly to Vaneeta, Vanetta, Vanitee, Vanity, Vannetta, Venetta, Venita, Vinetta, Vinita and Vynetta. Other recommended names are Arnita, Bonita, Candita, Carita, Damita, Danika, Danila, Danit, Danita, Davita, Donita, Ganit, Hania, Hanina, Hanita, Haniya, Janit, Janita, Jonita, Junita, Karita, Lanita, Malita, Manika, Nakita, Onita, Paniya, Rania, Ranit, Ranite, Ranith, Ranitta, Sarita, Shanita, Sunita, Tabita, Talita, Tania, Tanika, Tanita, Tanitia, Vahnda, Vaiga, Valeta, Vanda, Vanesa, Vanetia, Vania, Vanija, Vanina, Vanissa, Vanna, Vannda (see Vanda), Vanora, Venetia, Vinia, Vinica, Vita, Vonda, Vonitia (see Venetia), Wahnita, Wanita, Zaneta, Zanita and Zarita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Vanita.