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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- Comments and insights on the name Anita
As long as your last name isn't Johnson... LoL!!
Anita, Taina, Tiana, Atina, Antia, Anati, Tanai, Inata, Natia, are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Anita
I have an aunt named Anita. I think the name would be a lot more popular today if we didn't associate it with women from her generation. It still sounds good!
SO WHAT GENERATION IS THAT???
Anita bonita, Anita mamcita
My name is Anita and I love it. I have only ever met two other Anita's before and one of them was spelt Annita. I believe a person will make a name special. They don't become special from having a particular name. I feel special that I have so many nick names people use for my name and feel comfortable calling me "Neet" or "neety" after knowing me only a short while. The nickname used amongst my closest friends is "Anitapee". Using the name Anita i'd suggest a middle name with fewer syllables for example mine is Rochelle Only one less syllable than my first name but still it helps to balance it out.
Anita is a fine name, as long as your last name isn't Johnson!
Or as long as your last name isn't Fix (I-Need-A-Fix)
- Nicknames for Anita
Nita, Ani, Niter, niter beater skitter eater, 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'