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  • There is a brief note on the etymology of the forename at Benet.
  • The commonest reference to Benito in modern English is probably as a slighting, or derogatory, nickname and stereotype for an Italian male. This is derived on the forename of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), 'Il Duce', leader of the Fascist party, ally of Hitler, and the man who took Italy into the second World War.
  • You should avoid the typographical error (and proof-reading slip) at Benito - bonito.