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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.
VariantBenedetto Italian
Feminine FormsBenita Spanish Benedetta Italian
Other Languages & CulturesBenedikt 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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Catholic saints, Cheers characters, history, saints, The Sopranos characters, world leaders
Entry updated August 31, 2007