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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Benelli

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Benelli

Giovanni Benelli was a cardinal. He was most prominent from 1977 to 1982. Giovanni was born on May 12th, 1921. He passed away on October 26th, 1982.


Andrea was born on June 28th, 1960 in Florence.


Sem was born on August 10th, 1877. He passed away on December 18th, 1949.


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Popularity of Benelli as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benelli U.S.
  White 92.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benelli

People with the last name Benelli are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Benelli

  • How Popular is the name Benelli? Benelli is the 40,788th most popular name of all time. As a last name Benelli was the 92,358th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benelli have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 76 babies born with the first name Benelli in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benelli to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benelli? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Benelli born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benelli was in 2017 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Benelli: Your name in reverse order is Illeneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nleebli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benelli? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 199 people with the last name Benelli.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benelli? Benelli is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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