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, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#77 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bennett for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bennett and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bennett (#166), Ben (#723) and Benedict. (2014 statistics).