Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. beh-NEEGH-no(Spanish) beh-NEEN-nyo(Italian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Spanish, Italian 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 archbishop of Armagh.

Related Names

Feminine FormBenigna(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesBenignus(Late Roman)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: November 1
Italy: July 26
Italy: November 20
Spain: February 13


Entry updated December 7, 2022