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What does Bennett mean?

Bennett Pronunciation of Bennett 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH medieval, surname, pioneer (leader)


VARIANTS Benet, Benett, Bennet, Benoit


RELATIONS VIA BENEDICT Bendict, Benedetto, Bengt, Benito, Bennedict, Bennedikt, Bennie, Bennito, Bennt, Bent



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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)

Bennett reached its apex rank of #120 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bennett name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bennett outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ben (#692 A YEAR AGO), Benedict (#981), Benito (#1785) and Bennie are the prominent varying forms of Bennett (#120). These forms of Bennett were favored by parents a century ago (MEDIAN #618) and are somewhat less common today (#1115, 41.6% LESS USAGE), with forms like Ben becoming less trendy. Benedict and Bennett are two of the more chic names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bennett, Ben, Benedict, Benito, Bennie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bennett, Ben outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnett, Banner, Barnet, Barnett, Baronett (see Barnett), Barrett, Bassett, Beckett, Bendict, Benedetto, Bengt, Benito, Benjee, Benjey, Benn, Benne, Bennedict, Bennedikt (see Benedict), Bennie, Bennito, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Bensen, Bent, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Bernt, Birkett, Bonner, Brantt (see Brant), Brennen, Brennt (see Brent), Brentt, Brett, Burdett, Burkett, Burnet, Burnett, Dennet, Gannett, Garnett, Gelett, Hamnett, Hewett, Hewlett, Jerett, Jerrett, Kennet, Kenneth, Kennett, Kentt (see Kent), Leggett, Merrett, Sennet, Sennett and Tennent. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bennett.