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.more]
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)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Bennett for boys. Bennett reached its apex rank of #166 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
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 forms of Bennett were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (median #425) and have become much less common since (#777, 61.3% less), with the forms Ben, Benedict, Benito and Bennie becoming less trendy. Bennett is the most chic name for newborns among these, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name.
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Suggested similar baby names are Arnett, Banner, Barnet, Barnett, Baronett, Barrett▲, Bassett, Beckett▲, Benjee, Benjey, Benn, Benne, Benno, Benny▼, Bensen, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Bernt, Birkett, Bonner, Brantt, Brennen▼, Brennt, Brentt, Brett▼, Burdett, Burkett, Burnet, Burnett, Dennet, Gannett, Garnett▼, Gelett, Hamnett, Hewett, Hewlett, Jerett, Jerrett, Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett, Kentt, Leggett, Merrett, Sennet, Sennett and Tennent. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bennett.