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Updated January 24, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Anglicized version of Benedict

What does Bennett mean and stand for?

The name Bennett is of Latin origin and is the Anglicized version of Benedict and means "blessed." This new modern spelling is thought to be a derivative of the surname Bennett, which also originated from Benedict.

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How Popular Is The Name Bennett

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Bennett has been consistently on the rise, slowly making its way to the top 100, which we may see it at in a year. Bennett barely missed the mark, reaching its peak rank at 101 in 2020.

However, it is the 11th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Bennett was at its peak popularity in February 2020.

Bennett began as a popular surname, from the Bennett family in Pride and Prejudice to the singer/songwriter Tony Bennett. Notable namesakes include Bennett Cerf, the founder of Random House Publishing, actor Bennett Joseph "Ben" Savage, Ben and Jerry co-founder Bennett "Ben" Cohen, and musician Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter. Bennett has also become a popular choice for celebrities, with Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Matt Fisher and Jane Krakowski, actress actress Laura Linney, baseball player Dustin Ackley, and Robert Godley choosing the name for their sons.

Where is it Popular?

Bennett was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Bennett

  • Ben
  • Benny
  • Pet

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