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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anahita

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Anahita means "Water or river goddess" and is of Persian origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Anahita means "A Godess of water" and is of Persian origin.
  • A user from Canada says the name Anahita is of Persian origin and means "Goddess of water".
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From Old Persian 𐎠𐎴𐏃𐎡𐎫 (Anahita).

  1. (Iranian mythology) the name of an Iranian goddess, associated with fertility, healing and wisdom.

Anahita was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Anahita

Anahita was born in 1931 in Guldara, Kabul Province, Afghanistan. She passed away on September 7th, 2014.


Anahita Uberoi is an actress. Anahita was born in Mumbai. Anahita is also known as Anahita Oberoi.


Anahita Nemati is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Anahita was born Anahita Nemati on July 11th, 1977 in Shahrud, Iran.


Anahita Khalatbari is a journalist, actress, tv personality, news anchor, and news presenter. Anahita was born Anahita Khalatbari in 16.


Anahita Hemmati is a tv and cinema actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Anahita was born on July 23rd, 1973 in Tehran.


Fun Facts about the name Anahita

  • How Popular is the name Anahita? Anahita is the 19,666th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anahita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 363 babies born with the first name Anahita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anahita to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anahita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anahita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anahita is Sunday, July 25th, 1965.
  • What year had the most people named Anahita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anahita was in 2017 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Anahita Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anahita is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Anahita: Your name in reverse order is Atihana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aanathi. How do you pronounce that?

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