Anita Magsaysay-Ho (1914 – 2012) was a Filipina painter who specialized in Social Realism and post-Cubism in regard to women in Filipino culture. Magsaysay-Ho's work appeals to Modernism by utilizing more abstract designs and styles rather than realistic approaches. She was the only female member of the "Thirteen Moderns," a standing group of Filipino modernist artists, and in 1958 was chosen by a panel of experts as one of the six major painters of the country's history. The most famous work of Magsaysay-Ho are subject to the beauty of Filipino women dealing with everyday issues. Collections of her artwork can be found in museums around the Philippines.
I think it sounds Scandinavian and has an unusual and cute sound. Very unique and sweet.
So pretty for a little girl.
Anita Broderick, founder of The Body Shop.
Ugly name. It's like naming your kid Willy instead of Williams. It does work as an HYPOCORISM of Ana although it still doesn't sound very good tbh.
Also Russian and Ukrainian.
This one always reminds me of Anita Radcliffe, Roger's pretty wife from 101 Dalmatians. It's beautiful when the "t" is pronounced as a "t", which is not what Americans do. Away from America, it's a sweet sounding name, and maybe it can be chosen out of piety, since it's a diminutive of Anne/ Anna.
'Anita of Denmark' make-up, was a foundation used by famous Hollywood actresses in the 1950's and 60's.
Fictional character 'Anita' in West Side Story. She was a Mexican girl in New York City.
A Latin version of the English name 'Anne'. Sounds younger and more interesting to me.
Hurricane Anita in 1977. It was catastrophic.
Stunning blonde Norwegian actress Anita Briem from The Tudors. She played Jane Seymour.
Anita (needy) from Jenifers body!
I think it sounds cute, unusual, intellectual, nerdy, and wholesome. Anyone saying stupid things in this comment section is just an idiot. I bet they're called something extremely dull.
Spanish/Mexican form of the English name 'Anne.' Has a younger sound compared to the plainer 'Anne' and is also less common. Has a similar sound to 'senorita' meaning young lady.
Fictional character 'Anita Scheppers' in 1990's Australian teen drama 'Heartbreak High.' Played by the beautiful blonde Australian actress, Lara Cox. She was the most popular girl in school; the 'good girl' dating the 'bad boy' 'Drazic'. Their romance was the central storyline in the soap. I think her name suggests she was popular and upper class.
It's a gorgeous name.
Meanings of the name Anita; 'Gracious', 'Merciful', 'God is Gracious', 'Kind'. A variation of the older name 'Anne.'
Swedish blonde beauty and actress of the 1950's Anita Ekberg. Best known for her role in 'La Dolce Vita' (1960) she was also a Miss World finalist.
Pronounced correctly it should sound like 'Aneeta'. But a lot of people leave off the first vowel; the letter 'A' and just say 'Neeta' which is fine but it's a mispronunciation. The worst thing is how Americans ridicule the name saying 'I need a...' To those people, I would say, 'Learn to read.'
It's not bad, just, not of my favorites. Feels a little bit dry and boring.
This name is wise, gentle, and nurturing, it reminds me of a mother.
Too bad so many people find the name horrible or have had bad experiences with it. I think Anita seems to me a much prettier version than the simple and boring Anne. Anita is pretty, it even seems a little adorable to me. I think people should give it a try. There is also the option of Anika, although I prefer Anita.
It's horrible.
Anita is also Hungarian and Estonian. The name day for Anita in Hungary is June 2. The name day for Anita in Estonia is July 26.
Also Hungarian: [noted -ed]
Anita Bath.
Gender: FeminineUsages: HungarianPronunciation: ah-NEE-tahMeaning: Could be diminutive both for Spanish ANA or JUANITA, meaning "favor, grace" or "God is gracious".(Information from name #347426 originally submitted by user epresvanilia)
I've changed my mind. I like this name.
Also Estonian:
Posh and personable Anita Newcourt, born in Poland, gained celebrity status in the UK as a regular on the TV actuality series "Airport" earlier this century. She was at the time manager of the VIP arrivals lounge at Heathrow, and officially welcomed VIPs to the airport. Colleagues called her "Anita the Greeter". She is a lieutenant-colonel in Britain's Territorial Army, a reservist arm of the military.
It's okay, but I wouldn't use it.
This is my name and I've always disliked it. It's caused a lot of problems for me in my life. People don't seem to like it. They cannot understand me when I pronounce so I have to repeat it over and over. A lot of people have never heard of the name. I often get laughed at when people ask me what my name is, which can be very upsetting. I don't think it is a pretty or feminine name and I don't like the way it looks when written down. I used to get ridiculed about it at school and also in my adult life. I can't stand the name.
It's pretty, but I really dislike the "uh-nee-dah" pronunciation.
Anita Dobson is an English stage, film and television actress, and singer. She is known for her role from 1985 to 1988 as Angie Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 1986, she reached number four in the UK Singles Chart with "Anyone Can Fall in Love", a song based on the theme music of EastEnders. She is also the wife of Brian May, guitarist for the rock band Queen.
Anita is a nice name. It's a shame that it dropped off the list.
Love the "-ita" suffix at the end. Makes it sound especially nice to my ears.
Anita Faye Hill (born July 30, 1956) is an American lawyer and academic. She is a university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment.
Anita Östlund (2001-) is a Swedish figure skater. She represented Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Anita who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 305th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
In Italy Anita was the #44 most popular feminine name used for newborns in 2016. In fact, in 2016 were born 994 babies with this name.
Anita is a really pretty name.
Anita to me only works as a diminutive of Ana, as it seems kind of silly. Not too bad though, but I really dislike Anita Sarkeesian and it makes me think of a liberal extremist. No offense to other Anitas, I’m sure you’re not like her.
I don't like the idea that a bigoted anti gay conservative activist has the name, but this name would be fine without her, actually I may like it.
The only issue I ever had was people's pronunciation. In my case, it is ah-NEE-tah, crisp and clear! And NOT ahh-need-ugh... like something is stuck in the throat! I realize not everyone uses the same pronunciation! I am named after a great aunt, but the family is French Acadian, and I have always wondered how the name came to the family! I am Anita :) 51 years old and I have never heard one "I need a..." joke, and Anita Bryant is such old news that nobody seems to know the name anymore, so using it now seems perfect.
Anita Doth was one half of 2 Unlimited, along with Ray Slijngaard. She left in 2016.
Sadly, Anita Bryant did a number on this name. The sound of the name is nice enough, but it will take a long time for it not to be associated with bigotry and hatred.
Anita Ward is a disco singer, most famous for her song "Ring My Bell."
Anita Lorraine Cobby was a 26 year old Australian nurse who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered while walking home from work on the night of 2 February 1986. Two days after being reported missing, Cobby's body was discovered on a rural farm in Prospect, New South Wales. Investigations led to the arrest of five men who were later convicted of her abduction, rape and murder on 10 June 1987 and each sentenced to life imprisonment on 16 June 1987.
Anita Mui Yim-fong was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva. Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of Asia", which brought her to further international fame. That title stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Anita are female.
Also Welsh.
Anita Andreassen is a Norwegian mushing competitor, and she has also competed in cycling and in cross country skiing. She is three times world champion in mushing.
Anita is also used in Italy. It was first used in Italy in honor of Anita Garibaldi, the first wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Anita Farra was an Italian stage and film actress. She appeared in around forty films during her career, generally in small or supporting roles such as that in The Siege of the Alcazar. Farra was also a noted voice actor, dubbing foreign films for release in Italy. She made a number of films in Spain.
Anita Simoncini is a Sammarinese singer who represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 along with Michele Perniola with the song "Chain of Lights". She also represented San Marino in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as a member of the girl group The Peppermints with the song "Breaking My Heart".
Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
May I suggest Anita Manning (b.1947), a Scottish antiques expert and TV personality as a famous bearer of the name 'Anita'?
This is the best name ever... but I might be a little biased. :)
With 51 170 bearer, Anita is the 23rd most common feminine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a Swedish-Italian actress, model, and sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita.
The name Anita was given to 146 girls born in the US in 2015.
The name is also used in Iceland, and Germany.
I love it - always thought it was a pretty name. I think it fits on young and old.
Anita Bryant and Anita Sarkeesian have really ruined this name. I think it's a terrible thing to call your child.
Anita is also a Hungarian feminine name, becoming quite popular these days.
In Hungary Anita is 23 on the list of the most popular female names.
Usage should also include: Sanskrit, Hindi, and other languages with Sanskrit origins. Meaning is similar to what is already displayed. [noted -ed]
The name Anita was given to 149 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
My name is Anna. A guy at work who is of Mexican descent called me "Anita." He said that it meant "Little Anna".
My name's Anita. I was born in the early 90's and have never met any one else with my name. However, I've never met anyone unfamiliar with it. And despite what other people say about those 'I need a' puns, I've never had anyone tease me. It gels nicely with my Italian surname. My only complaint is, on occasions, when someone in my proximity has said 'I need to (insert action here)', I have turned around thinking they were saying my name. I also once had an Indian man ask me why my name was Anita. He didn't know it was European name as well as an Indian one. I really appreciate my name now that I'm older. It's unique. And despite it being not in common use, it's still very pretty. I think it needs a comeback.
Actress Anita Louise (1915-1970).
I really don't like this name. It's worn out, sets itself up for a bunch of "I need a" puns, and worst of all, it reminds me of one of those bratty police cadet sisters from El Tigre...
Anita is a very dull and dated name.
This is name in Slovenia too. [noted -ed]
I think Anita is a beautiful name! It is short & sweet, while being strong & independent:)
Anita is hideously ugly and dated.
I love this name. It's also used in Croatia, and it's pronounced ah-NITT-ah. It doesn't sound like "I need a".
Anita is also an Italian name, not only Spanish and Finnish.
I think that Anita is in Spain used as a nickname Ana, it means "little Ana" in Spanish.
I adore this name and would name my daughter Anita. It is so perfect for a little girl just like Nina or Anya. It is feminine yet doesn't sound weak.
Italian assistant director Alessandro Casale and Slovak actress Barbora Bobul'ová have a daughter Anita Casale, born in August 2008.
Anita Page was a silent film actress who died recently at 98.
It's also the name of Roger's wife in Disney's 101 Dalmatians. Heh.It's a beautiful name too. Very classy.
Anita Jeram is a well-known English illustrator of children's books.
This is my name, and I can definitely say I have heard the "I need a" pun many, many times. However, as I've gotten older I've come to appreciate it. As an adult I've had many people tell me that it's a beautiful and unique name. Don't worry about teasing too much if you're considering this name, because children will find a way to make fun of any name if they try hard enough.
Anita Briem - an Icelandic actress who plays Jane Seymour in the Tudors and stars in Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.
Americans, do your daughter a favor and do not name her this, as the name will inevitably lead to bad puns, especially with the wrong type of surname. In other countries, the name works quite differently, as it doesn't sound like ''I need a''.
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
A famous bearer of this name would be Anita Carter who had an absolutely beautiful voice. She was the sister of June Carter Cash. I'm a big fan.
I don't agree that Anita Bryant has ruined this name. Yeah, she's a bigot and not very concerned with hiding it, but her star has fallen and been fallen for many years. She's not much in the news anymore, I cannot recall the last time I heard her name in the press.
I think Anita is a very pretty and lively name. My problem with it is it just cries out for a moronic pun to be made out of it: Anita Mann, Anita Hooker, Anita Beer, Anita Beaton, you name it.
Origin is Indian as well.
I think this is an elegant name, one that a child could easily grow up with and it isn't over used.
Anita is my mom's name when she changed it. Her name used to be something eles before Anita is what I'm saying. I like the name. ^_^
Pet name form of Spanish Juanita. Considered to be an alternative form for Joanna. Quite widely used in Poland.
Anita is the wife of Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau (The Netherlands).
This name can also be Aneeta and it is Indian (pronounced the same).
A famous bearer is Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. This name is also used in Italy.
Character named Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" series.
There is a character in the musical West Side Story named Anita.
It's a beautiful name! In Portugal Anita is the main character of a famous collection of books.
If it wasn't for Anita Bryant, this name would be pretty, but alas, the bigoted, obnoxious Bryant has soiled this name for me.

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