Gender: Female Meaning of Anita: "grace; unguided" Origin of Anita: Spanish diminutive of Ana; Sanskrit

Anita Origin and Meaning

The name Anita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "grace; unguided".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Anita

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mill1020 Says:


This is the name of my four year-old son's best friend.

Maria94 Says:


Lovely name

PoppyOrangey Says:


I understand that, but it doesn't always roll off the tongue that way. Were I live and in my family we just naturally pronounced it, "a need a".

Catastroffy Says:


The T and the D are very different sounds.

PoppyOrangey Says:


I had a great aunt Anita, but we always called her Nita. I think it's cute and has great family heritage, but it will forever sound like "I need a" or "need a" to me...

DearestJules Says:


It's not a terrible name, but guys, haven't you heard the "Anita Bath" jokes before?

AnonymousPerson Says:


I love this name.