Given Name BENITO

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: be-NEE-to  [details]

Meaning & History

Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
VARIANT: Benedetto (Italian)
FEMININE FORMS: Benita (Spanish), Benedetta (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Benedikt (Czech), Bendt, Bent (Danish), Benedictus, Ben (Dutch), Benedict, Bennett, Ben, Bennie, Benny (English), Pentti (Finnish), Benoît (French), Bieito (Galician), Benedikt, Ben (German), Peni (Hawaiian), Benedek, Bence (Hungarian), Benedikt (Icelandic), Benedictus (Late Roman), Bendiks (Latvian), Benediktas, Benas (Lithuanian), Benedykt (Polish), Benedito, Bento (Portuguese), Benedikt (Russian), Bengt (Swedish), Benesh (Yiddish)


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Entry updated August 31, 2007