Juanita

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Gender: Female Origin of Juanita: Spanish, feminine variation of Juan

The name Juanita is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Juanita and is often added to lists like International Variations of Jane and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

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Pervasive in all Spanish-speaking cultures, Juanita, like Juana, has not emigrated.

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Famous People Named Juanita

Juanita Millender-McDonald, U.S. Congresswoman from California
Juanita Moore, American actress
Juanita Hall, American actress
Juanita Coulson, American science fiction writer
Juanita Hansen, American silent film actress
Juanita Jordan, ex-wife of American basketballer Michael Jordan
Juanita Nielsen, Australian retail heiress
Juana de la Caridad "Juanita" Castro, sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro
Juanita Bynum, American televangelist and gospel singer
Juanita Casey (born Joy Barlow), British playwright and poet
Juanita Terblanche, South African politician
Juanita Stein, lead singer of Australian band Howling Bells
Juanita Horton, birth name of Bessie Love, American silent film actress

Pop Culture References for the name Juanita

Juanita "Nita," character in the "Divergent" series
Juanita Solis, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Juanita Vasquez, character on TV soap "Passions"
Mummy Juanita, or "The Ice Maiden," 15th-century Inca mummy discovered in 1995
"Wanita" or "Juanita," 1923 Al Jolson hit song
"Juanita", 1956 song by Chuck Willis
"Juanita," song aka "Nita Juanita"
"Juanita," song by Underworld
"Juanita", song by the Flying Burrito Brothers
"Juanita," 1935 French movie
"Juanita Banana," Filipino TV series, as well as a song of the same name by The Peels

Juanita's International Variations

Wenitah (Cherokee) Wenitah (Sioux)