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214k
in the U.S.
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148
in the U.S.
in 2010

Anita

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833 Aneta (Hebrew)
564 Anetta (Hebrew)
<100 Anitia (Spanish)

How popular is the baby name Anita in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 16 16 0
1881 23 23 0
1882 20 20 0
1883 27 27 0
1884 36 36 0
1885 34 34 0
1886 40 40 0
1887 41 41 0
1888 59 59 0
1889 69 69 0
1890 68 68 0
1891 66 66 0
1892 82 82 0
1893 119 119 0
1894 107 107 0
1895 126 126 0
1896 139 139 0
1897 144 144 0
1898 198 198 0
1899 142 142 0
1900 176 176 0
1901 184 184 0
1902 163 163 0
1903 202 202 0
1904 190 190 0
1905 209 209 0
1906 215 215 0
1907 242 242 0
1908 277 277 0
1909 291 291 0
1910 338 338 0
1911 381 381 0
1912 540 540 0
1913 562 562 0
1914 720 720 0
1915 1,116 1,116 0
1916 1,339 1,339 0
1917 1,581 1,573 8
1918 1,482 1,482 0
1919 1,504 1,504 0
1920 1,941 1,934 7
1921 1,932 1,924 8
1922 1,769 1,762 7
1923 1,877 1,869 8
1924 1,853 1,853 0
1925 1,764 1,764 0
1926 1,617 1,617 0
1927 1,639 1,629 10
1928 1,734 1,725 9
1929 1,990 1,977 13
1930 2,195 2,184 11
1931 2,092 2,080 12
1932 2,111 2,097 14
1933 1,916 1,904 12
1934 1,792 1,785 7
1935 1,941 1,931 10
1936 2,319 2,304 15
1937 2,718 2,711 7 #93 girl name
1938 2,646 2,638 8 #99 girl name
1939 2,603 2,588 15 #97 girl name
1940 2,847 2,827 20 #87 girl name
1941 2,753 2,741 12 #91 girl name
1942 3,008 2,998 10 #93 girl name
1943 2,960 2,951 9 #98 girl name
1944 2,832 2,826 6 #95 girl name
1945 2,774 2,766 8 #100 girl name
1946 4,043 4,027 16 #84 girl name
1947 4,196 4,187 9 #95 girl name
1948 3,625 3,614 11
1949 3,603 3,589 14 #99 girl name
1950 3,575 3,569 6 #99 girl name
1951 3,792 3,785 7 #96 girl name
1952 4,139 4,131 8 #91 girl name
1953 4,413 4,407 6 #89 girl name
1954 4,421 4,410 11 #96 girl name
1955 4,731 4,721 10 #94 girl name
1956 5,511 5,498 13 #83 girl name
1957 5,832 5,812 20 #81 girl name
1958 5,786 5,774 12 #82 girl name
1959 5,496 5,479 17 #87 girl name
1960 5,653 5,637 16 #87 girl name
1961 5,522 5,501 21 #91 girl name
1962 5,531 5,514 17 #81 girl name
1963 5,484 5,470 14 #77 girl name
1964 4,919 4,906 13 #85 girl name
1965 4,036 4,021 15 #94 girl name
1966 3,880 3,871 9 #88 girl name
1967 3,525 3,516 9 #98 girl name
1968 3,060 3,046 14
1969 2,928 2,916 12
1970 2,907 2,894 13
1971 2,686 2,680 6
1972 2,241 2,232 9
1973 1,997 1,987 10
1974 1,946 1,936 10
1975 1,724 1,719 5
1976 1,509 1,509 0
1977 1,523 1,514 9
1978 1,229 1,221 8
1979 1,150 1,139 11
1980 1,152 1,152 0
1981 1,061 1,054 7
1982 1,015 1,010 5
1983 905 899 6
1984 863 863 0
1985 745 737 8
1986 750 745 5
1987 743 737 6
1988 720 715 5
1989 687 678 9
1990 648 642 6
1991 580 580 0
1992 547 547 0
1993 490 490 0
1994 439 439 0
1995 400 400 0
1996 394 394 0
1997 406 406 0
1998 350 350 0
1999 321 321 0
2000 314 314 0
2001 297 297 0
2002 266 266 0
2003 245 245 0
2004 266 266 0
2005 223 223 0
2006 212 212 0
2007 210 210 0
2008 237 237 0
2009 198 198 0
2010 173 173 0
2011 181 181 0
2012 151 151 0
2013 148 148 0
2014 164 164 0
2015 146 146 0

Fun Facts about the name Anita

  • How many people with the first name Anita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214,151 babies born with the first name Anita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anita to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Anita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anita is Thursday, March 31st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Anita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anita was in 1957 with a total of 5,812 babies. That's a lot of babies named Anita!
  • Random Anita Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anita ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 38 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Anita: Your name in reverse order is Atina. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tiana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anita? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 148 people with the last name Anita.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anita? Anita is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Anita as a last name

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Common last names for Anita

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Garcia
  • Jones
  • Martinez
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Rodriguez
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Hernandez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anita U.S.
  White 17.57% 64.26%
  African American 8.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 56.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anita

People with the last name Anita are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Anita" mean? The list below shows the origins of Anita as well as things modernly associated with the name Anita such as celebrities named Anita.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Anita

The name "Anita" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Grace". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From Spanish Anita, diminutive of Ana (“Ann”).

  1. A female given name.

Anita was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1953 to 2002. Anita was born in 1931 as Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg in Malmo, Sweden.

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Anita Baker

Anita Baker is a singer-songwriter specializing in R&B, soul jazz, smooth jazz, and soul music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Anita was born in 1958 as Anita Denise Baker in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

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Anita Mui

Anita Mui is a singer and actress specializing in cantopop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to 2003. Anita was born in 1963 in British Hong Kong.

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Anita Hill

Anita Hill is an attorney and professor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Anita was born in 1956 as Anita Faye Hill in Lone Tree, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Anita Blond

Anita was born in 1976.

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Anita Dark

Anita was born in 1975.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Anita

Anita Bryant
Anita Dunn
Anita Fuentes
Anita Wilson
Anita Sarkeesian
Anita Goodesign
Anita Pallenberg

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anita

Hebe Tian Fuzhen

Hebe Tian Fuzhen is a singer, actress, and host specializing in mandopop, alternative rock, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Hebe was born in 1983 as Tien Fu-Chen, Anita in Hsinchu, Republic of China.

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What does the name Anita mean?

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Tis for time, you give to friends.

Ais for able, for you surely are.

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