English, medieval form of Benedict

Bennett Origin and Meaning

The name Bennett is a boy's name of English origin meaning "blessed".

Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. It's been trending up on the popularity charts in recent years, and its choice by The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'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 popular 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" SavageAmerican actor
  • Bennett MillerAmerican film director
  • Bennett Alfred CerfAmerican publisher and TV personality
  • (William) Bennett CampbellCanadian politician, 24th Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • Bennett "Ben" CohenAmerican co,founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Bennett McVey StewartU.S. Congressman from Illinois
  • Bennett Lester "Benny" CarterAmerican jazz musician
  • Bennett C. GreenspanAmerican genetics entrepreneur
  • Bennett NāmākēhāHawaiian high chief, husband of Queen Kapi'olani
  • Bennett Derwin Fisher (b. 2010)son of singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Matt Fisher
  • Bennett Robert Godley (b. 2011)son of actress Jane Krakowski and designer Robert Godley
  • Bennett Armistead Schauer (b. 2014)son of actress Laura Linney
  • Parson Bennett Ackley (b. 2015)son of baseball player Dustin Ackley

Bennett in Pop Culture

  • Bennettcharacter in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery
  • Bennett Halversonfemale character on TV's Dollhouse
  • Bennett Bisset is a character in the book "The Playboy Prince" by Nora Roberts

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