Anita is a variation of the name Anna, which means "gracious" in many different languages. Anita is a Hebrew name that is somewhat popular in the United States. It
According to United States Social Security Administration data, Anita was the 907th most popular name for baby girls born in the year 2004. The name has not made the ranking list since, showing a decline in the popularity of the name. Popular sibling names paired with the name Anita include Anna, Annette and Andie for sisters and Andrew, Anthony and Andy for boys. In some cases, Anita has also been used as a masculine name.