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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.
Feminine FormsBenigna Italian Benigna Spanish Benigna Portuguese
Other Languages & CulturesBenignus Late Roman

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Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute