The name Anita means Gracious, Merciful and is of Hebrew origin. Anita is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
Diminutive form of Ann. Anita Hill, attorney. Anita Ekberg, actress. Anita Baker, singer. Anita O'Day, singer. Anita Bryant, singer/spokesperson. Anita Page, actress. Anita is also a lead character in the musical West Side Story.