What does Bennett mean?
Bennett \b(e)-nne-tt\ 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Ben.
Bennett has 20 more related variations via Benedict: Ben▼, Bendick, Bendict, Benedetto, Benedick, Benedicto, Benedictos, Benedictus, Benedikt, Benedikte, Bengt, Benicio, Benito▼, Bennedict, Bennedikt, Bennie▼, Bennito, Bennt, Bent and Venedictos.
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 popularity of Bennett for boys. Bennett reached its apex rank of #166 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 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 boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5748%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2222%, down 61.3%), with the forms Ben, Benedict, Benito and Bennie becoming less trendy. Bennett (#166) is the most chic name for newborns among these, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)