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Origin and popularity of the name BENYA


Benya : 1: Americanized form of Czech Béňa and Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Beňa (see Bena) cognates of 2 below.2: Americanized form of Croatian Benja: from a pet form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict).3: West African (Sierra Leone): name found among the Mende people of unexplained etymology.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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