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Gender: Male Meaning of Bennett: "blessed" Origin of Bennett: English, medieval form of Benedict Bennett's Popularity in 2017: #123

The name Bennett is a boy's name of English origin meaning "blessed". Bennett is ranked #123 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Yes or No Game for Your WHOLE Signature!".

From the experts:

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" 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 "Ben" Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Bennett McVey Stewart, U.S. Congressman from Illinois
Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter, American jazz musician
Bennett C. Greenspan, American genetics entrepreneur
Bennett Nāmākēhā, Hawaiian 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

Pop Culture References for the name Bennett

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

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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.