Meaning and name origin
Benita \b(e)-ni-ta\ as a girl's name is pronounced be-NEE-ta. It is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Benita is "blessed". Feminine variant of Benedict; variant of Benedicta. Soprano Benita Valente; writer Benita Eisler.
Benita is a very popular first name for females (#774 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benita for girls. Benita reached its highest rank of #501 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Benita▼ is also pronounced similarly to Bonita▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Belita, Bente, Bernita, Denita, Jenita, Lenita, Nenita, Renita▼ and Venita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Benita.