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Gender: Male Meaning of Benoit: "blessed" Origin of Benoit: French form of Benedict

The name Benoit is a boy's name of French origin meaning "blessed". Benoit and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

Using the French version takes this ancient name out of the grasp of Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold but puts it into the territory of confusing pronunciations: it's ben-WAH.

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Famous People Named Benoit

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Polish-born French and American mathematician
Benoît Paire, French tennis player
Benoît Pierre David Assou-Ekotto, Cameroonian footballer
Benoît Hamon, French politician
Benoît de Boigne, French military adventuruer
(Lenard) Benoit Benjamin, American basketball player
Benoît Cheyrou, French footballer
Benoît Duteurtre, French novelist and journalist
Benoît Frachon, French Communist and resistant leader
Benoît Pedretti, French footbaler
Benoit Pioulard (born Thomas Meluch), American singer-songwriter
Chris Benoit, American pro wrestler who committed a double murder suicide
Hubert Benoit, French psychotherapist

Pop Culture References for the name Benoit

Scarlet Benoit, character in Marissa Meyer's novel "Scarlet"


nj713 Says:


I love this name as middle! I would use it on a boy or a girl