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Gender: M Meaning of Bennett: "blessed" Origin of Bennett: English, medieval form of Benedict Bennett's Popularity in 2013: #194

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Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. And it's one of the fastest-rising boy names, jumping from Number 362 to Number 194 in the last five years alone--and its choice by "30 Rock"'s Jane Krakowski could shoot it even higher.

Bennett Cerf was an eminent publisher--one of the founders of Random House--and renowned punster.

Bennett is a Top 75 surname, and has many noteworthy bearers, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice family (with one 't') to indomitable singer Tony. Bennett has been used as a surname in England since the early thirteenth century.

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Famous People Named Bennett

Bennett Joseph "Ben" Savage, American actor
Bennett Miller, American film director
Bennett Cerf, American publisher

Pop Culture References for the Name Bennett

Randall Bennett, from the movie "A Mighty Heart"

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