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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Benedict, Bennet, Benett, Benet


fearlessfirefly Says:


I really like this name. It makes me think of music because of Tony Bennett. It's quite a handsome name.

Saragilliard Says:


My son's name is Bennett! It's a sophisticated but fun name. I think a man named Bennett is kind, handsome, and down to earth. Benny and Ben are great nicknames. The name has been well received by family and friends. We have met a few other Bennett's, it is definitely growing in popularity.