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Gender: M Meaning of Benoit: "blessed" Origin of Benoit: French form of Benedict

Using the French version takes this ancient name out of the grasp of Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold but puts it into the territory of confusing pronunciations: it's ben-WAH.

Famous People Named Benoit

Benoit B. €‰Mandelbrot, Polish-born French and American mathematician
(Lenard) Benoit Benjamin, American basketball player
Benoit Pioulard (born Thomas Meluch), American singer-songwriter
Chris Benoit, American pro wrestler who committed a double murder suicide
Hubert Benoit, French psychotherapist

Pop Culture References for the name Benoit

Scarlet Benoit, character in Marissa Meyer's novel "Scarlet" (2013) based on Little Red Riding Hood