What does Benoit mean?
Benoit [benoit] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Benoit is "blessed". Benoit is a French form of Benedict (Latin): from Church Latin Benedictus. Benoit is also a form of Bennett (French, Latin).
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VARIANT Bennie▼CREATIVE FORMS
(male) Bendy, Beroit, ..
(female) Benda, Bengit, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Benoit Jonathon (B.J.), ..
How popular is Benoit?
Benoit is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1741 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Ben (#740 VIA LATEST LIST), Benedict (#1209), Benicio (#1324), Benito (#1742), Bennett (#153) and Bennie are the prominent alternative forms of Benoit (NOT RANKED). Other forms, like Benedikt, are uncommon. These forms of Benoit were popular with parents in the 1880s (MEDIAN #849) and are now much less widespread (#1194, 52% LESS USAGE), with forms like Bennie becoming less in vogue. Bennett is the most trendy boy name here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Benoit is pronounced similarly to Benno, Benny▼ and Boni. Other recommended names are Beagin, Beatie, Beavis, Beegin, Belmont, Bemis, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjiro, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Benoni, Bensen, Benson▲, Bentlie, Bently▼, Benton▲, Benzion, Bergin, Beric, Berkie, Berlin, Berndt, Bernet, Bernett, Bernie▼, Bernis, Bernold (see Bernal), Bernt, Bert▼, Bertie, Bertil, Bertin, Bertolt, Berwin, Bevin, Bevis, Bevon, Bevvin, Birkit, Boid, Boot, Brendin, Brendt, Brennin, Brennt (see Brent), Brent▼, Brentin, Brentt, Brit, Gerrit, Kermit▼, Merit, Nesbit and Ranjit. These names tend to be more commonly used than Benoit.See names in meaning and etymology.