Juanita: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Juanita
Origin of the name Juanita:
Feminine form of Juan, the Spanish form of John (God is gracious), which is from the Middle Latin Johannes, an evolution of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes. Joannes is from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Spanish usage: Juanita is a nickname for Juana and Sanjuana.
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Juanita isn't a very common name in Australia, so spelling/pronouncing mistakes are common. I found the easiest tip for people was to say "How do you spell/pronounce 'marijuana'"? Never had a problem since.
Marijuana is Mary Jane in Spanish, does everybody know that?
I think Juanita is pretty, but it's old fashioned.
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Nita and Juanis
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"Juanita" (also known as "Nita, Juanita"), American folk song
"Wanita" or "Juanita", 1923 Al Jolson hit song
"Juanita", 1956 hit song by Chuck Willis