Given Name BENIGNO

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus which meant "kind, friendly" in Latin. This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the chief Bishop of Ireland.

Categories

saints
FEMININE FORMS: Benigna (Italian), Benigna (Spanish), Benigna (Portuguese)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Benignus (Late Roman)