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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Benita

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Alt. Meaning

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for inclusive, never leaving others out

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

A is for artistic, adding beauty to the world

Notable Persons Named Benita

Benita Hume was an actress. She was most prominent from 1925 to 1955. Benita was born on October 14th, 1906 in London, England, UK. She passed away on November 1st, 1967.

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Benita Ferrero-Waldner is a European Commissioner for Trade, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Commissioner for TradeandEuropean Neighbourhood Policy, European Commissioner for External Relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Minister of Austria. Benita was born on September 5th, 1948 in Salzburg.

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Benita Collings is an actress. Benita was born in 1940.

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Benita Washington is a gospel music, traditional black gospel, and urban contemporary gospel singing and songwriter. She plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. Her career lasted from 2004 to 2004. Benita was given the name Benita Faye Jones on April 23rd, 1976 in Selma, Alabama. Benita is also known as Benita Faye Jones Washington.

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Benita Ha is an actress/practical nurse/host/reporter/anchor/producer, actor, licensed practical nurse, presenter, and journalist. She has had major accomplishments since 1989.

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Benita Fitzgerald-Brown is an athlete. Benita was born on July 6th, 1961 in Warrenton, Virginia, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Benita

Dave Benton is a pop music musician. Dave was given the name Efrén Eugene Benita on January 31st, 1951.

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She was most prominent from 1996 to 2012. Siobhan was given the name Siobhan Pook on October 11th, 1971 in Wimbledon, London, England. Siobhan is also known as Benita, Siobhan, and Pook.

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Ina was born on February 1st, 1912. She breathed her last breath in 1944.

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Michael was born in 1954.

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How popular is the baby name Benita in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 5 5 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 5 5 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 7 7 0
1898 8 8 0
1900 9 9 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 10 10 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 14 14 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 14 14 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 30 30 0
1912 30 30 0
1913 26 26 0
1914 40 40 0
1915 49 49 0
1916 45 45 0
1917 50 50 0
1918 69 69 0
1919 64 64 0
1920 57 57 0
1921 50 50 0
1922 51 51 0
1923 64 64 0
1924 81 81 0
1925 56 56 0
1926 82 82 0
1927 68 68 0
1928 71 71 0
1929 88 88 0
1930 78 78 0
1931 97 97 0
1932 79 79 0
1933 132 132 0
1934 123 123 0
1935 124 124 0
1936 134 134 0
1937 112 112 0
1938 92 92 0
1939 98 98 0
1940 79 79 0
1941 96 96 0
1942 85 85 0
1943 87 87 0
1944 86 86 0
1945 88 88 0
1946 122 122 0
1947 127 127 0
1948 163 163 0
1949 185 185 0
1950 190 190 0
1951 255 255 0
1952 243 243 0
1953 251 251 0
1954 296 296 0
1955 315 315 0
1956 283 283 0
1957 318 318 0
1958 344 344 0
1959 394 394 0
1960 475 475 0
1961 479 479 0
1962 451 451 0
1963 397 397 0
1964 370 370 0
1965 378 378 0
1966 311 311 0
1967 302 302 0
1968 278 278 0
1969 278 278 0
1970 286 286 0
1971 219 219 0
1972 209 209 0
1973 172 172 0
1974 156 156 0
1975 161 161 0
1976 136 136 0
1977 158 158 0
1978 136 136 0
1979 138 138 0
1980 126 126 0
1981 127 127 0
1982 126 126 0
1983 97 97 0
1984 89 89 0
1985 93 93 0
1986 71 71 0
1987 75 75 0
1988 60 60 0
1989 84 84 0
1990 62 62 0
1991 66 66 0
1992 77 77 0
1993 45 45 0
1994 46 46 0
1995 46 46 0
1996 39 39 0
1997 37 37 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 28 28 0
2003 16 16 0
2004 21 21 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 22 22 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 11 11 0
2012 23 23 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 22 22 0
2016 14 14 0
2017 12 12 0

Where is the name Benita popular?

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Popularity of Benita as a first name

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Common last names for Benita

  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Hernandez
  • Rivera
  • Lopez
  • Sanchez
  • Ortiz
  • Diaz
  • Ramirez
  • Smith
  • Gomez
  • Gonzales
  • Garza
  • Figueroa

Fun Facts about the name Benita

  • How Popular is the name Benita? Benita is the 2,115th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Benita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,567 babies born with the first name Benita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benita to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Benita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benita is Thursday, June 1st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Benita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benita was in 1961 with a total of 479 babies.
  • Random Benita Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Benita is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Benita: Your name in reverse order is Atineb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teibna. How do you pronounce that?

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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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