What does the name Anita mean? The meaning of the name Anita is Gracious, Merciful. The origin of the name Anita is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Ednitta
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Name Notes: Diminutive form of Ann. Anita Bryant, singer/spokesperson. Lead character in the musical WEST SIDE STORY.