Spanish diminutive of Ana; Sanskrit
"grace; unguided"

Anita Origin and Meaning

The name Anita is 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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Famous People Named Anita

  • Anita Faye HillAmerican attorney and academic, accuser in the Clarence Thomas sexual harassment case
  • Anita Denise BakerAmerican singer,songwriter
  • (Kerstin) Anita Marianne EkbergSwedish actress
  • Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton)American jazz singer
  • (Corinne) Anita LoosAmerican playwright and novelist
  • Ana Maria de Jesus "Anita" Ribeiro di GaribaldiBrazilian revolutionary
  • Anita Jane BryantAmerican singer and anti,gay activist
  • Anita PallenbergItalian actress, model and fashion designer
  • Anita "Anna" Sergeyevna TsoyRussian singer,songwriter
  • Anita Mazumdar DesaiIndian novelist
  • Anita Mui (Yimfong), Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Anita Yuen (Wingyi), actress and Miss Hong Kong 1990
  • (Nadia) Anita Louise NallAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Anita Jean KerrAmerican singer
  • Anitta (born Larissa de Macedo Machado)Brazilian singer
  • Anita Leocadia PrestesHistorian daughter of Brazilian revolutionary Luis Carlos Prestes and German revolutionary Olga Benario
  • Anita Lucia RoddickBritish businesswoman and activist, and founder of The Body Shop

Anita in Pop Culture

  • Anita Dearlycharacter in book/movie "101 Dalmatians"
  • Anita Blakemain character in Laurell K. Hamilton's "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" book series
  • Anita Boyardcharacter in the movie "Gang in Blue"
  • Anita "Needy" Lesnickicharacter in the movie "Jennifer's Body"
  • Anita Roycharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • "Anita" composition by the first Brazilian female composer, Francisca Edwiges "Chiquinha" Gonzaga
  • Santa Anita Parka thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California