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


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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Benita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nita, Bennie and Benita. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 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 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.