Girl name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : One of wisdom
Family 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).
- Hungarian (Béna) : nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek, Hungarian form of Benedict.