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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Benitez

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Benitez

Benítez is an athlete for the Xerez Deportivo FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Benitez

Rafael Benítez is a soccer player for the Real Madrid Castilla, AD Parla, and Linares CF. Rafael was born on April 16th, 1960 in Madrid.


Wilfred Benítez is a boxer. Wilfred was born on September 12th, 1958 in New York, U.S.


Christian Benítez was a soccer player for the Club Deportivo El Nacional, Santos Laguna, Birmingham City F.C., Club América, El Jaish SC, and Ecuador national football team. Christian was born on May 1st, 1986 in Quito, Ecuador. He breathed his last breath on July 29th, 2013.


John Benitez is a freestyle music, boogie (genre), and house music musician. He plays Drum kit and Guitar. His ongoing career started in 1980. John was born on November 7th, 1957 in South Bronx, New York, United States. John is also known as Jellybean.


Walter Benítez is a soccer player for the Quilmes Atlético Club and Argentina national under-20 football team. Walter was born on March 19th, 1993 in San Martín, Buenos Aires.


Malú is a flamenco, copla (music), and pop music singer and singing. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Malú was given the name María Lucía Sánchez Benítez on March 15th, 1982.


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Popularity of Benitez as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benitez U.S.
  White 3.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 93.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benitez

People with the last name Benitez are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Benitez

  • How Popular is the name Benitez? Benitez is the 75,161st most popular name of all time. As a last name Benitez was the 666th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benitez have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Benitez in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benitez? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Benitez born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benitez was in 1980 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Benitez: Your name in reverse order is Zetineb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bneetiz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benitez? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 51,288 people with the last name Benitez.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benitez? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Benitez as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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