[ 3 syll. be-ni-to, ben-ito ] The baby boy name Benito is pronounced as Beh-NIY-Tow- †. Benito is used predominantly in the Italian, Spanish, and English languages, and its origin is Latin. The name is well-known from the Mexican revolutionary leader Benito Juárez (1806-1872), as well as the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), who was named after the former.
In addition, Benito is a variant (Italian and Spanish) of the name Benedict (English).
The name Benita (English and Spanish) is the female version of Benito.
Benito has 12 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Bendetto, Benedetto, Benedo, Beni, Benino, Bennito, Benno, Beno, Beto, and Betto. The diminutive form Nito is another English variant. A variant of Benito in other languages is Benicio (Spanish).
The origin and meaning of Benito is inherited by all variant forms.
Benito is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1929 with 0.012% of baby boys being given the name Benito. It ranked at #515 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Benito, Benicio was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Benito include Bennito, Beaumonte, Bendetto, Bendito, Benditto, Benedo, Benedetto, Bandee, Bandhu, Bandi, Banditt, Bandu, Bandy, Beaumont, Benat, Bendict, Bendt, Benet, Benett, and Benette.
† Pronunciation for Benito: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
Details of famous persons named Benito:
Politician Benito Mussolini, born 29 July 1883 - 28 April 1945, Predappio, Italy.
President of Mexico Benito Juárez, born 21 March 1806 - 17 July 1872, San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, Mexico.