Gender: Male Meaning of Bennett: "blessed" Origin of Bennett: English, medieval form of Benedict Bennett's Popularity in 2018: #120

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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Rank in US: #120

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Sarastarnamenerd Says:


Fun, and handsome!!

Ziggy2112 Says:


Oh I agree and was just curious if the poster would name her boys traditional girl's names or not. Usually it's a no...

Heyo Says:


You joke, but I actually think Anne, Evelyn and Ruth would be cool names for boys. A bit over the top with Maxwell and Bennett as sisters though.

indiefendi2 Says:


if I was doing Bennett for a girl I would do Bennette, but I have seen Bennette on a man too. But Benedetta is the female variation anyway.

Ziggy2112 Says:


With their brothers Sarah and Elizabeth?

LostKid Says:


I think this could be cute on a girl too. Sisters named Bennett and Maxwell would be adorable.



Don't use this name, it belongs to this guy. You can't have it!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Bennett sounds quite feminine to me-- Dollhouse influence. I like it on a boy, too.

demiC Says:


Finally met a Bennett today, and its the name of a little girl! I think its precious.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love it. Names with two sets of double letters are so lovely.

katerinam Says:


I don't think the two names work together-nicknames or not, they're too close. How about Beckett? Or going with another letter?

kworthing01 Says:


Struggling... Having baby #3 we already have a Brinley and a Bentley and we love the name Bennett but that might mean two Bens!! I need alternative nicknames for Bennett

MaryKathryn Says:


I went to school with a kid named Bennett and I always thought the name way weird, but then one day I feel in love with it. I would definitely use this rather than Benjamin.

LadyVanRaven Says:


Wonderful alternative to Benjamin.