Anita

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Anita, diminutive of Ana (Ann).

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name.
    • 1906 McClure's Magazine, S.S. McClure Limited, Vol. 27, page 425:
      My Aunt said she had some sense of the fitness of things and that she could not call a great, fat, quiet, blonde child a little, quick, dark name like Anita, and it wasn't what my mother had named me anyway.

Usage notes[edit]

Adopted as a formal given name in many European countries in the 19th century due to the fame of Anita (born Ana Maria), the Brazilian born wife of the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name of Spanish origin.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name of Spanish origin. Variant: Anitta.

Declension[edit]

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name of Spanish origin.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name of Spanish origin.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the beginning of the 20th century.

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒnitɒ/
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  • Hyphenation: Ani‧ta

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name of Spanish origin.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians at the end of the 19th century. From Spanish Anita.

Proper noun[edit]

Anita f

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Anita was the only given name of 10 139 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Anita. First recorded in Norway in 1880.

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 599 females with the given name Anita living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Anita. First recorded in Sweden in 1864.

Proper noun[edit]

Anita

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 60 446 females with the given name living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.