First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew: One of wisdom
First name variations: Benay, Benah, Benea, Benna, Bennah
Last name origins & meanings:
- Northern Italian (Piedmont): from a reduced form of the
medieval personal name Benenato (see Benenati).
- Czech (Béňa) and Slovak (Beňa): from a pet form of the personal name
Benedikt (see Benedict).
(Béna): nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet
form of Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict.
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