Anita (given name)

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Pronunciation /əˈntə/ ə-NEE-tə
Gender Female
Language(s) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Hebrew, Sanskrit
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See also Anne, Ana, Anna, Annette, Annie

Anita is a common given name for women. In Sanskrit, Anita means full of grace, mercy, favor, variety, a leader, without guile. The name is the Spanish version of Anne. In Hebrew, Anita derives from the name Hannah which means grace or graceful. Furthermore, Anita is the short form for Anahita, the Iranian Water Goddess in Avestan language (an East Iranian language), and also has the meanings of kindness and being personable.

The name Anita is mostly used in Hungary and Spanish, Portuguese, Italian speaking countries as well as Indian languages with Sanskrit origins.


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