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What does Bennett mean?

Bennett \b(e)-nne-tt\ as a boys' name is pronounced BEN-et. It is of French and Latin origin. The normal medieval vernacular form of Benedict, used by both women and men in the past. Nowdays, used mostly as a transferred use of the surname from the medieval given name. Humorist Bennett Cerf; choreographer Michael Bennett; author William Bennett; aviation pioneer Floyd Bennett.


Variations

Bennett has 4 variants: Benet, Benett, Bennet and Benoit.

For more information, see also the related boy name Ben.

Bennett has 20 more related variations via Benedict: Ben, Bendick, Bendict, Benedetto, Benedick, Benedicto, Benedictos, Benedictus, Benedikt, Benedikte, Bengt, Benicio, Benito, Bennedict, Bennedikt, Bennie, Bennito, Bennt, Bent and Venedictos.


Popularity

Bennett is a somewhat popular first name for males (#785 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#77 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Bennett for boys. Bennett reached its apex rank of #166 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bennett name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bennett outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bennett and corresponding names. Ben (#723 a year ago), Benedict, Benito and Bennie are the prominent varying forms of Bennett (#166 a year ago). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Ben, Benedict, Benito and Bennie becoming less trendy. Bennett (#166) is the most chic name for newborns among these, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benedict, Benito, Bennett, Bennie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Bernett, Kennett and Sennett. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bennett.

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