Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. beh-NEE-to  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Feminine FormBenita(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesBenedikt(Czech) Bendt, Bent(Danish) Ben, Benedictus(Dutch) Benedict, Bennett, Ben, Bennie, Benny(English) Pentti(Finnish) Benoît(French) Bieito(Galician) Benedikt, Ben(German) Peni(Hawaiian) Benedek, Benett, Bence(Hungarian) Benedikt(Icelandic) Benedictus(Late Roman) Bendiks(Latvian) Benediktas, Benas(Lithuanian) Bendik(Norwegian) Benedykt(Polish) Benedito, Bento(Portuguese) Benedikt(Russian) Bengt(Swedish) Benesh(Yiddish)
Surname DescendantBenítez(Spanish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Spain: April 4
Spain: July 11


Entry updated February 28, 2019