Anita Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Anita:
Originally a Spanish pet form of Ana (gracious, full of grace), Anita is commonly bestowed in the English-speaking world as an independent given name.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Anita
Nita, Ani, Niter, kiloniter, pa-nita pie, Nini, Neen, Neena, NeeNee
- Meanings and history of the name Anita
Short form of Anne, meaning "full of grace." Its origin is Spanish, but it has since spread to many other countries, including Portugal, Italy, Poland, the US, and others.
- Famous real-life people named Anita
Anita Baker (born 1958), American singer
Anita Ekberg (born 1931), Swedish actress
Anita O'Day (born 1919), American singer
Anita Loos (born 1888), American playwright and author
Anita Bryant (born 1940), American singer
- Anita in song, story & screen
Anita, an Italian comic book character
Anita Blake, protagonist of Laurell K. Hamilton's novel series Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter
Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, a character in the American TV crime drama Law & Order
Anita (Darkstalkers), a video game character
Anita, character in West side story
Anita Miller, from the movie Almost Famous
Anita, the human owner of Perdita in '101 Dalmations'