Anita

Anita - A very unique female name



  Mar 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Anita, meaning grace; unguided, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #202. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Anita and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Anita? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Anita. The baby girl name Anita was given to 89 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1557 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 15,879 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Anita peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 77.



Famous with this name

Anita Yuen
Anita Ekberg
Anita Briem


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Anita is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Anita is currently topping the baby name charts in Washington at position #771 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #3,219.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Anita is where you live.


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Anita origin and meaning

Anita is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means grace; unguided. To see famous people named Anita, pop culture references for the name Anita and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Anita

We've found the following names that sound similar to Anita, sorted by popularity.

Amanda / Annette / Annetta / Andie / Amada / Anette / Andi / Aminata / Ananda / Amity /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121557
20111353
20101311
20091268
20081153
20071192
20061210
20051048
2004935
2003930
2002908
2001798
2000757
1999743
1998655
1997592
1996574
1995577
1994553
1993513
1992457
1991441
1990404
1989377
1988343
1987333
1986321
1985322
1984279
1983265
1982249
1981236
1980224
1979228
1978208
1977179
1976168
1975157
1974144
1973142
1972136
1971127
1970128
1969120
1968109
196799
196688
196594
196485
196377
196281
196191
196087
195987
195882
195781
195683
195594
195496
195389
195291
195196
195099
194999
1948102
194795
194684
1945100
194495
194398
194292
194191
194086
193996
193899
193793
1936103
1935119
1934130
1933116
1932115
1931117
1930114
1929124
1928137
1927148
1926149
1925147
1924142
1923138
1922141
1921133
1920130
1919146
1918151
1917138
1916151
1915165
1914185
1913195
1912186
1911189
1910202

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Washington771
South Carolina813
Missouri942
North Carolina967
California1018
New Jersey1186
New York1278
Illinois1657
Florida1734
Texas3219

Even more about Anita


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Anita a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Anita?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Anita
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 15,879
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +89

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