Juanita Name Meaning & Origin

Juanita

Pronunciation: khwah-NEE-tə (key)

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.

Related Names:

Juana, Sanjuana

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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

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