First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1933. Diminutive form of Sane, Zane, from Zuzanna (“Susan”). Possibly also inspired by Latin sanitas.
- A female given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: Sanita was the only given name of 5118 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.