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What does Benito mean?

Benito Pronunciation of Benito [ben-i-to] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the meaning of Benito is "blessed". Benito is a Spanish form of Benedict (Latin): from Church Latin Benedictus.

Associated with: blessed.


Benito has 1 variant: Bennito.

12 more alternative forms via Benedict: Ben, Bendick, Bendict, Benedicto, Bengt, Benicio, Bennet, Bennett, Bennie, Bennt, Benoit and Bent.

Creative forms:
(male) Benda, Berito, ..

(female) Benda, Benite, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benito Ramon (B.R.), ..

How popular is Benito?

Benito is a very prominent first name for men (#556 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#16625 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Benito reached its peak position of #621 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is currently at #1742. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Benito (#1742 the previous year) are Ben (#740 the previous year), Benedict (#1209), Benicio (#1324), Bennett (#153) and Bennie. These relations of Benito were popular a century ago (median #849) and are now significantly less popular (#1194, down 52.1%), with versions such as Ben becoming less fashionable. Bennett is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benito, Ben, Benedict, Benicio, Bennett, Bennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Balto, Beatty, Beaty, Belindo, Bellton, Belton, Bemis, Benet, Benett, Benigno, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjiro, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Benno, Benny, Benoni, Bensen, Benson, Bensson, Bently, Benton, Benzion, Beric, Berillo, Berilo, Berndt, Bernet, Bernett, Bernie, Bernis, Bernt, Bert, Berto, Bertol (see Berthold), Berton, Berty, Bevin, Bevis, Beviss (see Bevis), Bingo, Boni, Brendt, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brenton, Brentt, Brentton, Brit, Briton, Britt, Bruino (see Bruno), Bruto, Derito, Donato, Falito, Genio, Jovito, Juanito, Pepito, Renato, Rito, Santo, Sesto, Tito and Vito. These names tend to be less commonly used than Benito.

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