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Gender: M Meaning of Bennett: "blessed" Origin of Bennett: English, medieval form of Benedict Bennett's Popularity in 2015: #153

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 more than 200 places, to an all-time high of 153, in the last decade--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.

Famous People Named Bennett

Bennett Joseph "Ben" Savage, American actor
Bennett Miller, American film director
Bennett Alfred Cerf, American publisher and TV personality
(William) Bennett Campbell, Canadian politician, 24th Premier of Prince Edward Island
Bennett McVey Stewart, U.S. Congressman from Illinois
Bennett C. Greenspan, American genetics entrepreneur
Bennett Nāmākēhā, Hawaiian high chief, husband of Queen Kapi'olani
Bennett Armistead Schauer, son of actress Laura Linney
Bennett Robert Godley, son of actress Jane Krakowski and designer Robert Godley
Parson Bennett Ackley (b. 2015), son of baseball player Dustin Ackley

Pop Culture References for the name Bennett

Bennett Halverson, female character on TV's Dollhouse
Officer John Bennett, character on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black

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