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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 Magical Christmas Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (mixed)".

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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