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What does Benita mean?

Benita Pronunciation of Benita as a girls' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ben-, -ta, blessed


VARIANTS Bendite, Benedetta, Benedicta, Benedikta, Benetta, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Benoite, Binnie, Binny, Nita




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How popular is Benita?

Benita is a very prominent first name for women (#774 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Benita reached its highest position of #495 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Nita and Bennie are the popular variation forms of Benita appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Benita were at the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (MEDIAN #537), but now, forms such as Benita have fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Benita is alike in pronunciation to Bonita. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anita, Annita, Arnita, Babita, Beata, Behira, Belia, Bellita, Bena, Benicia, Benigna, Berit, Berneta, Bernina, Bernita, Berrta, Bertita (see Bertha), Beta, Betina, Brita, Bunty, Danita, Denia, Denica, Denisa, Denita, Donita, Elenita, Felita, Fenia, Genisa, Genista, Gwenita, Hanita, Jenica, Jenika, Jenina, Jenista, Jenita, Jennita, Jonita, Junita, Kenia, Lanita, Leneta, Lenita, Melita, Nenica, Nenita, Onita, Penina, Pepita, Perita, Ranita, Reita, Renata, Renisa, Renita, Renyta, Serita, Sunita, Tanita, Unita, Vanita, Venia, Venita, Venitia, Verita, Vernita, Wanita, Xenia, Yonita, Zanita and Zenia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Benita.

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