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What does Bena mean?

Bena Pronunciation of Bena [be-na] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Bena is "wise". Feminine of Ben.

Associated with: wise.


Creative forms:
(female) Bean, Bona, ..

(male) Bebar, Beno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bena Carrie (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bena?

Bena is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#36276 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bena was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #1231 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Ben is the only other prominent varying form of Bena rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Bena reached the apex of their popularity 135 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bena, Ben in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bena and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bena is alike in pronunciation to Banee, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Bina, Binah, Binny, Bogna, Bonie, Bonni, Bonny, Buena, Buna, Bunni, Bunny and Byna. Other recommended names are Anna, Baja, Bama, Bea, Beata, Beba, Becka, Beda, Beea, Bente, Bera, Berna, Bert, Bess, Beta, Beth, Bets, Bett, Breana, Breea, Breena, Brenna, Bruna, Dana, Deena, Dena, Drena, Duena, Edna, Eena, Erna, Gena, Genna, Hena, Jeena, Jena, Kena, Keona, Kina, Lena, Leona, Meena, Mena, Neena, Nena, Nenna, Nona, Nyna, Penna, Rena, Rona, Sena, Siena, Tana, Tena, Vena, Xena, Yna and Zena. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bena.

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