What does Bennett mean?
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.
Affiliated boy name: Ben.Creative forms:
(male) Banett, Brennett, ..
(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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.