Benita is a multicultural name that dates back to the more formal Benedict. It is a beautiful option for a girl, partly because of its meaning, “blessed.” Benita is no longer a top 1,000 option and is currently on the top 16,000 list.
Meaning of the name Benita:
Origin of the name Benita:
Benita is a Spanish name that is the feminine form of Benito. Benito is the Spanish form of Benedict, popularized by Benito Juarez, the president of Mexico. Benedict came from the ancient Latin name, Benedictus, first introduced in the sixth century.
Symbolism of the name Benita:
Benita means “blessed” because it has the same meaning as Benito. Benito, however, has the same meaning as Benedict. The original Latin name, Benedictus, translated directly to “blessed” in English.
Style of the name Benita:
Gender of the name Benita:
Benita is an international name for girls.
Pronunciation of the name Benita:
Number of syllables in the name Benita:
Emotion evoked from the name Benita:
Benita feels tropical and refined. It is wholesome and simple.
Alternative spellings for the name Benita:
Nicknames for the name Benita:
Popularity of the name Benita:
Benita became a top 1,000 name in 1911 at rank 790. It got on the top 500 list for the first time in 1959, remaining there until 1963. It was most popular in 1961 at number 445. 1977 was the last year that Benita was on the top 1,000 list in America, and it was ranked 898.
Related names for the name Benita:
Great middle names for Benita and their meanings:
- Evette (the living one)
- Grace (God's grace)
- Andrea (courageous)
- Marie (star of the sea)
- Giselle (pledge, hostage)
- Carmen (our lady of Carmel)
- Hilda (battle woman)
- Evangeline (good news, gospel)
Famous people with the name Benita:
- Benita Hume (actress, “Gambling Ship”)
- Benita Ferrero (former foreign minister of Austria)
- Benita Valente (soprano singer)
- Benita Fitzgerald (Olympic hurdler)
- Benita Ha (actress, “Street Cents”)
- Benita Collings (actress, “Play School”)
Benitas in popular culture:
- Benita Lopez (character from “George Lopez”)