meaning of the name Sanita

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meaning of the name Sanita

Postby sigel7 » 15 Mar 2009, 22:56

On my Grandmothers birth certificate her mothers name is Sanita. I looked up the meaning and all I could find was "health" or referring to a sanitarium. My question is: could this be her real name or were they implying something?? I know she died at a very young age, if that has anything to do with it.

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Re: meaning of the name Sanita

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Mar 2009, 23:37

Catherine it looks like it may be a mispelling of Santina or something similar. Just an opinion. =Peter=
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Re: meaning of the name Sanita

Postby sigel7 » 16 Mar 2009, 00:13

I sure hope so. I know my family is crazy but I sure dont want it official.
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Re: meaning of the name Sanita

Postby JohnArmellino » 16 Mar 2009, 06:34

Catherine - Sania (or Sannia) is a very old name in the Molise area. Perhaps Sanita is a diminutive of that name?
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