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Anita

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214k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
148
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Anita mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Anita

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

Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons Named Anita

Anita Hill is an attorney and professor. She has had major accomplishments since 1983. Anita was given the name Anita Faye Hill on July 30th, 1956 in Lone Tree, Oklahoma, US.

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Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic, blogger, and public speaker.

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Annet Mahendru is an actress. She has been prominent since 2006. Annet was given the name Anita Devi Mahendru in 1985 in Kabul.

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Anita Bryant is a pop music musician. She holds the title Paper Roses" and Little Things Mean a Lot". She has had major accomplishments since 1956. Anita was given the name Anita Jane Bryant on March 25th, 1940.

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Anita Ekberg was an actress and model. She was most active from 1953 to 2002. Anita was given the name Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg on September 29th, 1931 in Malmö, Sweden. She left this life on January 11th, 2015.

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Anita Baker is a singer-songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1979. Anita was given the name Anita Denise Baker on January 26th, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Anita

Vurnon Anita is a soccer player for the Newcastle United F.C., C.V.V. Inter Willemstad, Jong Ajax, AFC Ajax, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Vurnon was born on April 4th, 1989 in Willemstad. Vurnon is also known as Anita and Vurnon San Benito.

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Anita Singhvi is a ghazal singing. She was most active from 1990 to present. Anita was given the name Anita on July 22nd, 1964 in Jodhpur.

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Princess Anita is royalty. She holds the title Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau and van Vollenhoven-van Eijk. Princess was born on October 27th, 1969 in Neuchâtel.

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Anita is a pop music singing. Anita was given the name Anita Spanner on December 22nd, 1960.

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She holds the title International Master, Woman Grandmaster, and FIDE titles. Anita was given the name Gara Anita on March 4th, 1983 in Budapest, Hungary.

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John Anita is an athlete for the Makuru FC.

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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 2,091 2,079 12
1932 2,112 2,098 14
1933 1,916 1,904 12
1934 1,791 1,784 7
1935 1,942 1,932 10
1936 2,319 2,304 15
1937 2,718 2,711 7 #94 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 3,626 3,615 11
1949 3,604 3,590 14 #99 girl name
1950 3,575 3,569 6 #99 girl name
1951 3,792 3,785 7 #96 girl name
1952 4,141 4,133 8 #91 girl name
1953 4,412 4,406 6 #89 girl name
1954 4,420 4,409 11 #96 girl name
1955 4,731 4,721 10 #94 girl name
1956 5,512 5,499 13 #83 girl name
1957 5,833 5,813 20 #81 girl name
1958 5,786 5,774 12 #82 girl name
1959 5,494 5,477 17 #87 girl name
1960 5,654 5,638 16 #87 girl name
1961 5,522 5,501 21 #91 girl name
1962 5,532 5,515 17 #81 girl name
1963 5,485 5,471 14 #77 girl name
1964 4,920 4,907 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 #99 girl name
1968 3,058 3,044 14
1969 2,929 2,917 12
1970 2,908 2,895 13
1971 2,687 2,681 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 1,062 1,055 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 491 491 0
1994 438 438 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 199 199 0
2010 173 173 0
2011 181 181 0
2012 151 151 0
2013 148 148 0
2014 164 164 0
2015 147 147 0
2016 171 171 0

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Popularity of Anita as a first name

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Common last names for Anita

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  • 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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Fun Facts about the name Anita

  • How Popular is the name Anita? Anita is the 344th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anita was the 117,480th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214,332 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 5,813 babies. That's a lot of babies named Anita!
  • Random Anita Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anita ranks 47th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 31 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1947.
  • 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 Ntaia. 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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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