Benedictions and Benedictine monks come to mind with this name. It is undeniably old-fashioned with a sweetness about it. For parents who are looking for a more masculine sounding name for their daughters, Bennett is a common, female nickname for Bendicta. Aside from Benedict Arnold, there are a number of male namesakes for a little Benedicta, many with religious ties.

This name was used in ancient Rome as a feminine form of Benedictus.
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