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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. beh-NEEN-nyo(Italian)
beh-NEEGH-no(Spanish)

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.