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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Anglicized version of Benedict

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.
  • In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender.
  • English (East Midlands) : possibly a variant of Bender.

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