The name Anita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "grace; unguided". Anita and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Grace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".
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Once a Top 100 name, this Spanish diminutive of Ana still retains some of her Latin flair. A notable namesake is noted attorney Anita Hill, another is the great jazz singer Anita O'Day. Plus there's Disney cred via the lead human character in 101 Dalmatians.