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What does Benedicta mean?

Benedicta Pronunciation of Benedicta [bene-dic-ta] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Benedicta is "blessed". Feminine of Benedict. Rare. Benita is the more common form.

Associated with: blessed.


Benedicta has 12 variants: Benedetta, Benedicte, Benedictine, Benedikta, Benedyta, Benetta, Benita, Benni, Bennie, Benoite, Bente and Dixie.

1 more related form via Benita: Bendite.

Creative forms:
(female) Bentdicta, Nanedicta, ..

(male) Benedickey, Benedicton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benedicta Andie (B.A.), ..

How popular is Benedicta?

Benedicta is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Benedicta is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Benedicta (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Benita, Bennie and Dixie (#944 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Benedicta was well-received among parents in the 1930s (average #439) and has become significantly less since (#1648, 85.9%), with forms such as Benita becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benita, Bennie, Dixie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beatrica, Bedelia, Belicia, Belita, Bellita, Benadette, Benecia, Benicia, Benigna, Berenice, Berenisa (see Berenice), Bernadetta, Bernadina, Berneice, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernicia, Bernita, Bertita (see Bertha), Boadicea, Bonita, Candita, Denita, Geneesta, Genista, Henrieta, Inesita, Janerita (see Jane), Jenetta, Jenista, Jenita, Jennita, Leneta, Lenita, Mendota, Nenita, Perdita, Reneeta, Renetta, Renita, Teresita, Terezita, Venetta, Venita, Venusita and Ynesita. These names tend to be more frequently used than Benedicta.

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