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What does Anita mean?

Anita Pronunciation of Anita as a girls' name is pronounced a-NEE-tah. It is of Spanish origin. Originally a Spanish pet form of Ana, the Spanish version of Anne. Made famous in the 1950s as the name of the Swedish film actress Anita Ekberg. Actress Anita Pallenberg; writers Anita Loos, Anita Brookner.



VARIANTS Aneeta, Aneta, Anitia, Anitra, Annida, Annita, Annitra, Annitta, Laanita, Lanita, Nenita, Nita

OTHER FORMS VIA ANA, ANNE Aine, Ana, Anci, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anka, Anke, Anki, Ann, Anna, Annetta, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annie, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annise, Annora, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anuska, Anya, Anyu, Asya, Nina, Oni, Onie

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How popular is Anita?

Anita is a very prominent first name for women (#136 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anita reached its peak rank of #89 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #1323. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Anna (#54 IN 2018), Ana (#215), Annie (#308), Nina (#319), Anne (#599), Anya (#677), Anika (#712), Ann (#983), Anissa (#1825), Aine, Anona, Nita, Lanita, Asya, Annetta, Annita, Annis, Annice, Anitra, Ania, Anette and Onie are the prominent alternative forms of Anita (#1323). Other forms, like Aniko, are uncommon. These relations of Anita were favored as baby names a century ago (ADOPTION OF 4.8%) and have become significantly less popular since (ADOPTION 0.6%, 88%), with versions such as Anne falling out of fashion. Anika is the most chic baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anita, Ana, Anette, Ania, Anika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anissa, Anitra, Ann, Anna, Anne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annetta, Annice, Annie, Annis, Annita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anona, Anya, Asya, Lanita, Nina in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anita is pronounced similarly to Anetta, Annetta, Inetta, Juanita, Onita, Unita, Unitey, Unity, Wahnita, Waneta, Wanita and Yonita. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adiba, Aditi, Afia, Aila, Akiva, Alica, Alista, Alita, Allta, Alta, Amata, Amia, Amit, Amita, Amity, Amrita, Anaca, Anafa, Anahita, Anat, Anath, Anda, Anet, Anett, Angla, Ania, Anica, Anicka, Anika, Anima, Anina, Aninna, Anis, Anisa, Anise, Anisha, Anissa, Aniya, Anja, Annda, Annisa, Antia, Ariza, Arnita, Asima, Aunika, Aziza, Denita, Dita, Edita, Irita, Jonita, Junita, Lita, Ranita, Reita, Renita, Rita, Tita, Vanita, Vita, Zanita and Zita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anita.