Juanita - Meaning of Juanita
[ 3 syll. j-ua-ni-ta, ju-an-ita ] The baby girl name Juanita is pronounced as WaaNNIY-Taa- †. Juanita is used chiefly in Spanish, English, and Hawaiian. It is derived from Hebrew origins. The name has been introduced to America by Hispanic immigrants.
In addition, Juanita is a variant of the name Jane (English) in the Spanish language.
Juanita is also a diminutive of the name Juana (Spanish and English) in the English and Spanish languages.
The name Juanita is used to a great extent; it has 26 variants that are used in English and other languages. English variants of Juanita include Janita, Juandalyn, Juanesha, Juaneta, Juanetta, Juanice, Juanicia, Juaniqua, Juanisha, Juanishia, Juanne, Junita, Juwaneeta, Juwanita, Wahnita, Waneeta, Wanetta, Wanna, and Wenita. Other English forms include the shortening Juani, the diminutives Juana (used in Spanish too) and Nita (used in Spanish and Indian too), and the spelling variant Waneta. Kwanita (Zuni) and Wanika (Hawaiian) are variants of the name that are used in other languages. The spelling variant Wanita (Hawaiian) is another foreign form.
Variant forms share the origin and thus the meaning of Juanita.
See also the related form, Shajuana.
Juanita is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1924, 0.416% of baby girls were named Juanita. It had a ranking of #48 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial fall in popularity since then, and is today of very modest use. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Juanita, Jane was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Juanita include Wanita, Waneta, Wianet, Wianete, Wianett, Wianette, Wuendy, Wyanet, Wyanete, Wyanett, Wyanette, Wainette, Wande, Wandea, Wandee, Wandey, Wandi, Wandie, Wandy, and Wanite.
† Pronunciation for Juanita: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"