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Meaning and name origin
Bennett \b(e)-nne-tt\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Ben.
Bennett is a somewhat popular first name for males (#785 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#77 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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