Beneatha Name Meaning & Origin
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Beneatha is an unusually classic name from the 1960's. It's not a common mainstream name, but it is famailiar name in the African-American community, because of Lorraine Hansberry's Play, A Raisin in the Sun." The younger daughter of the family matriarch, Lena Younger, is Beneatha Younger. Much like the character of the play, the name Beneatha means Beauty, excitement and wonderment, curious and knowledge-seeking, joyful, playful, artistically inclined to make an impact on the world as we know it.
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Walter lee Younger's younger sister's name is Beneatha Younger from the Lorraine Hansberry play, "A Raisin In The Sun," A character played by Ms. Diana Sands in the 1960's film version and Ms. Sanaa Lathan in the 2005 broadway production.