PRONOUNCED: be-NEE-to [key]
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.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Benedictus, Ben (Dutch), Benedict, Bennett, Ben, Bennie, Benny (English), Pentti (Finnish), Benoit (French), Bieito (Galician), Benedikt (German), Peni (Hawaiian), Benedek, Bence (Hungarian), Benedictus (Late Roman), Bendiks (Latvian), Benedykt (Polish), Benedito, Bento (Portuguese), Benedikt (Russian), Benesh (Yiddish)
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