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What does Bennett mean?

Bennett Pronunciation of Bennett [ben-nett] 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.

Associated with: medieval, surname, pioneer (leader).


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

Affiliated boy name: Ben.

10 more relations via Benedict: Bendict, Benedetto, Bengt, Benito, Bennedict, Bennedikt, Bennie, Bennito, Bennt and Bent.

Creative forms:
(male) Banett, Bonett, ..

(female) Benda, Benta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bennett Davin (B.D.), ..

How popular is Bennett?

Bennett is a somewhat popular first name for males (#785 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#78 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bennett reached its apex rank of #153 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bennett name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ben (#740 a year ago), Benedict (#1209), Benito (#1742) and Bennie are the prominent varying forms of Bennett (#153 a year ago). These forms of Bennett were favored by parents a century ago (median #618) and have become much less common since (#1168, 54% less usage), with forms like Ben becoming less trendy. Bennett is the most chic name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bennett, Ben, Benedict, Benito, Bennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnett, Banner, Barnet, Barnett, Baronett (see Barnett), Barrett, Bassett, Beckett, Benjee, Benjey, Benn, Benne, Benno, Benny, Bensen, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Bernt, Birkett, Bonner, Brantt (see Brant), Brennen, Brennt (see Brent), Brentt, Brett, Burdett, Burkett, Burnet, Burnett, Dennet, Gannett, Garnett, Gelett, Hamnett, Hewett, Hewlett, Jerett, Jerrett, Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett, Kentt (see Kent), Leggett, Merrett, Sennet, Sennett and Tennent. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bennett.