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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. beh-NEEN-nyo(Italian)

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

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

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: November 1


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