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What does Benita mean?

Benita \b(e)-ni-ta\ 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.


Variations

Benita has 12 variants: Bendite, Benedetta, Benedicta, Benedikta, Benetta, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Benoite, Binnie, Binny and Nita.

Benita has 5 more related variations via Benedicta: Benedicte, Benedictine, Benedyta, Bente and Dixie.


Popularity

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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Benita for girls. Benita entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #501 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Benita name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Benita and associated names. Dixie (#809 in 2014), Nita and Bennie are the popular variation forms of Benita. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Nita, Bennie, Benita and Dixie becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Benita, Bennie, Dixie, 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 baby names are Belita, Bernita, Denita, Jenita, Lenita, Nenita, Renita and Venita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Benita.

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