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.
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)
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)
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.