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Anita is a female given name .

Origin and meaning of the name

Anita is a Spanish, Portuguese and Croatian diminutive of Anna ( Hebrew for the gifted ) or short form of Juanita (see Johanna ).

The name Anita was given in German-speaking countries towards the end of the 19th century. The loan was probably not directly from Spanish , but from the Italian area . In Italy the spread of this name goes back to the wife of the freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi , Anita (Anna Maria) Ribeira.

name day

Name day for the originally Hebrew form is July 26th .

Name bearers

Individual evidence

  1. Anita on (Engl.)