Bennett Name Meaning

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Fact: Notable people with the name Bennett include Bennett Miller, an acclaimed film director, and Bennett Cerf, a renowned publisher and co-founder of Random House.

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A Deep Dive

Bennett Overview

Meaning

Blessed, well-spoken

Gender

Boy

Origin

English, Latin

Etymology

Derived from the medieval English name “Benedict,” which comes from the Latin “Benedictus,” meaning “blessed.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈbɛnɪt/

Popularity

Bennett is a popular name in English-speaking countries and has been steadily rising in popularity. Recently, Bennett has ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Modern, Cool, Vintage

Associated Traits

Kind, intelligent, strong, dependable

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Associated with Saint Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine order, and signifies being “blessed.”

Name Day

July 11th
A Deep Dive

Bennett Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Benedict, Bennet, Benet, Benedetto, Benito, Benton

Common Nicknames

Ben, Benny, Benji, Nett

Diminutives

Bennie, Benno, Nettie, Beno

Famous People

  • Bennett Cerf
    (American Publisher)
  • Bennett Miller
    (American Director)
  • Bennett Jackson
    (American Football Player)
  • Bennett Foddy
    (Australian Game Designer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Bennett's War"
    (Film)
  • "The Bennett Playbill"
    (Novel)
  • "Bennett's Song"
    (Film)
  • "Bennett's War"
    (Novel)
  • Bennett
    ("Arrow," TV Series)
  • Bennett Halverson
    ("Dollhouse," TV Series)

Places

  • Bennett City
    (Colorado, USA)
  • Bennett Park
    (New York, USA)
  • Bennett Lake
    (Yukon, Canada)
  • Bennett Island
    (Sakha Republic, Russia)
  • Bennett Spring State Park
    (Missouri, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Bennett?

Bennett means “blessed” or “well-spoken.” People named Bennett are often seen as articulate and kind-hearted, with a positive outlook and a knack for bringing joy to those around them.

What Is the Origin of The Name Bennett?

Bennett has English and Latin origins. It is derived from the Latin name Benedictus, meaning “blessed,” and became popular in England during the Middle Ages, evolving into the surname and given name Bennett.

Bennett Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Bennett in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#902021#832022#742023
Top 3 Rankings#742023#832022#902021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Bennett

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202374
(+9 from 2022)
4411
(+313 from 2022)
0.24089
202283
(+7 from 2021)
4098
(+164 from 2021)
0.21880
202190
(+11 from 2020)
3934
(+334 from 2020)
0.20997
2020101
(+7 from 2019)
3600
(+72 from 2019)
0.19463
2019108
(+12 from 2018)
3528
(+229 from 2018)
0.18358
2018120
(+3 from 2017)
3299
(+120 from 2017)
0.16972
2017123
(+17 from 2016)
3179
(+238 from 2016)
0.16063
2016140
(+13 from 2015)
2941
(+227 from 2015)
0.14519
2015153
(+13 from 2014)
2714
(+164 from 2014)
0.13275
2014166
(+28 from 2013)
2550
(+475 from 2013)
0.12444
2013194
(+7 from 2012)
2075
(+164 from 2012)
0.10269
2012201
(+40 from 2011)
1911
(+420 from 2011)
0.09418
2011241
(+38 from 2010)
1491
(+279 from 2010)
0.07340
2010279
(+29 from 2009)
1212
(+164 from 2009)
0.05899
2009308
(+54 from 2008)
1048
(+185 from 2008)
0.04941
2008362
(+9 from 2007)
863
(+37 from 2007)
0.03958
2007371
(-5 from 2006)
826
(+9 from 2006)
0.03729
2006366
(+25 from 2005)
817
(+83 from 2005)
0.03727
2005391
(+13 from 2004)
734
(+88 from 2004)
0.03450
2004404
(+25 from 2003)
646
(+52 from 2003)
0.03057
2003429
(+16 from 2002)
594
(+39 from 2002)
0.02827
2002445
(+25 from 2001)
555
(+52 from 2001)
0.02685
2001470
(-29 from 2000)
503
(-39 from 2000)
0.02432
2000441
(+57 from 1999)
542
(+106 from 1999)
0.02595
1999498
(-11 from 1998)
436
(-13 from 1998)
0.02138
1998487
(+27 from 1997)
449
(+57 from 1997)
0.02214
1997514
(+54 from 1996)
392
(+70 from 1996)
0.01962
1996568
(+73 from 1995)
322
(+59 from 1995)
0.01607
1995641
(+21 from 1994)
263
(+19 from 1994)
0.01308
1994662
(+40 from 1993)
244
(+26 from 1993)
0.01197
1993702
(-32 from 1992)
218
(-21 from 1992)
0.01055
1992670
(-6 from 1991)
239
(+8 from 1991)
0.01139
1991664
(+11 from 1990)
231
(+6 from 1990)
0.01090
1990675
(-43 from 1989)
225
(-24 from 1989)
0.01046
1989632
(+30 from 1988)
249
(+46 from 1988)
0.01188
1988662
(+58 from 1987)
203
(+42 from 1987)
0.01014
1987720
(-18 from 1986)
161
(-4 from 1986)
0.00826
1986702
(-11 from 1985)
165
(+3 from 1985)
0.00859
1985691
(+47 from 1984)
162
(+23 from 1984)
0.00842
1984738
(+14 from 1983)
139
(+7 from 1983)
0.00741
1983752
(+42 from 1982)
132
(+8 from 1982)
0.00708
1982794
(+16 from 1981)
124
(+7 from 1981)
0.00657
1981810
(-10 from 1980)
117
(-3 from 1980)
0.00628
1980800
(+31 from 1979)
120
(+10 from 1979)
0.00647
1979831
(+165 from 1978)
110
(+35 from 1978)
0.00614
1978996
(+30 from 1977)
75
(+5 from 1977)
0.00439
19771026
(-16 from 1976)
70
(+3 from 1976)
0.00410
19761010
(-65 from 1975)
67
(-8 from 1975)
0.00410
1975945
(+90 from 1974)
75
(+12 from 1974)
0.00462
19741035
(+88 from 1973)
63
(+10 from 1973)
0.00386
19731123
(-272 from 1972)
53
(-36 from 1972)
0.00328
1972851
(+32 from 1971)
89
(+4 from 1971)
0.00532
1971883
(-101 from 1970)
85
(-25 from 1970)
0.00468
1970782
(-42 from 1969)
110
(-2 from 1969)
0.00577
1969740
(-20 from 1968)
112
(+3 from 1968)
0.00612
1968720
(-28 from 1967)
109
(-6 from 1967)
0.00614
1967692
(-61 from 1966)
115
(-22 from 1966)
0.00646
1966631
(+27 from 1965)
137
(+10 from 1965)
0.00754
1965658
(-83 from 1964)
127
(-62 from 1964)
0.00670
1964575
(-46 from 1963)
189
(-36 from 1963)
0.00932
1963529
(+11 from 1962)
225
(+11 from 1962)
0.01090
1962540
(+22 from 1961)
214
(+20 from 1961)
0.01018
1961562
(-12 from 1960)
194
(-10 from 1960)
0.00899
1960550
(-39 from 1959)
204
(-31 from 1959)
0.00942
1959511
(+39 from 1958)
235
(+38 from 1958)
0.01085
1958550
(-41 from 1957)
197
(-33 from 1957)
0.00914
1957509
No change from 1956
230
(+9 from 1956)
0.01051
1956509
(+1 from 1955)
221
(+14 from 1955)
0.01030
1955510
(+24 from 1954)
207
(+23 from 1954)
0.00990
1954534
(+71 from 1953)
184
(+40 from 1953)
0.00889
1953605
(-25 from 1952)
144
No change from 1952
0.00719
1952580
(-3 from 1951)
144
No change from 1951
0.00730
1951577
(+11 from 1950)
144
(+11 from 1950)
0.00753
1950588
(-21 from 1949)
133
(-7 from 1949)
0.00731
1949567
(+5 from 1948)
140
(+4 from 1948)
0.00777
1948572
(+32 from 1947)
136
(+10 from 1947)
0.00763
1947604
(-48 from 1946)
126
(-5 from 1946)
0.00678
1946556
(+36 from 1945)
131
(+26 from 1945)
0.00794
1945592
(+26 from 1944)
105
(+6 from 1944)
0.00766
1944618
(+15 from 1943)
99
(-2 from 1943)
0.00713
1943633
(-4 from 1942)
101
No change from 1942
0.00694
1942629
(-32 from 1941)
101
(+2 from 1941)
0.00717
1941597
No change from 1940
99
No change from 1940
0.00789
1940597
(-39 from 1939)
99
(-6 from 1939)
0.00835
1939558
(+55 from 1938)
105
(+11 from 1938)
0.00926
1938613
(+23 from 1937)
94
(+9 from 1937)
0.00827
1937636
(-80 from 1936)
85
(-21 from 1936)
0.00777
1936556
(+201 from 1935)
106
(+40 from 1935)
0.00996
1935757
(-191 from 1934)
66
(-43 from 1934)
0.00617
1934566
(-23 from 1933)
109
(-1 from 1933)
0.01026
1933543
(+64 from 1932)
110
(+15 from 1932)
0.01078
1932607
(+4 from 1931)
95
(+1 from 1931)
0.00884
1931611
(+70 from 1930)
94
(+10 from 1930)
0.00879
1930681
(-94 from 1929)
84
(-21 from 1929)
0.00744
1929587
(+43 from 1928)
105
(+9 from 1928)
0.00948
1928630
(-29 from 1927)
96
(-11 from 1927)
0.00841
1927601
(-34 from 1926)
107
(-11 from 1926)
0.00921
1926567
(+6 from 1925)
118
No change from 1925
0.01030
1925573
(+84 from 1924)
118
(+22 from 1924)
0.01025
1924657
(+17 from 1923)
96
(+6 from 1923)
0.00821
1923674
(-28 from 1922)
90
(-9 from 1922)
0.00795
1922646
(+61 from 1921)
99
(+14 from 1921)
0.00880
1921707
(-58 from 1920)
85
(-10 from 1920)
0.00747
1920649
(-73 from 1919)
95
(-13 from 1919)
0.00863
1919576
(+28 from 1918)
108
(+5 from 1918)
0.01064
1918604
(+19 from 1917)
103
(+13 from 1917)
0.00982
1917623
(+39 from 1916)
90
(+11 from 1916)
0.00938
1916662
(-73 from 1915)
79
(-14 from 1915)
0.00856
1915589
(+64 from 1914)
93
(+33 from 1914)
0.01056
1914653
(-89 from 1913)
60
(+1 from 1913)
0.00878
1913564
(+58 from 1912)
59
(+15 from 1912)
0.01100
1912622
(-17 from 1911)
44
(+19 from 1911)
0.00975
1911605
(+16 from 1910)
25
(+3 from 1910)
0.01036
1910621
(+93 from 1909)
22
(+7 from 1909)
0.01055
1909714
(-129 from 1908)
15
(-4 from 1908)
0.00848
1908585
(-99 from 1907)
19
(-4 from 1907)
0.01142
1907486
(+17 from 1906)
23
(+3 from 1906)
0.01450
1906503
(+133 from 1905)
20
(+6 from 1905)
0.01388
1905636
(+238 from 1904)
14
(+6 from 1904)
0.00977
1904874
(-298 from 1903)
8
(-7 from 1903)
0.00578
1903576
(+111 from 1902)
15
(+4 from 1902)
0.01160
1902687
(-91 from 1901)
11
(-1 from 1901)
0.00829
1901596
(+27 from 1900)
12
(-4 from 1900)
0.01038
1900623
(+38 from 1899)
16
(+6 from 1899)
0.00987
1899661
(-156 from 1898)
10
(-7 from 1898)
0.00868
1898505
(+220 from 1897)
17
(+8 from 1897)
0.01287
1897725
(-244 from 1896)
9
(-9 from 1896)
0.00738
1896481
(+258 from 1895)
18
(+9 from 1895)
0.01395
1895739
(-196 from 1894)
9
(-5 from 1894)
0.00711
1894543
(+293 from 1893)
14
(+7 from 1893)
0.01121
1893836
(-44 from 1892)
7
(-1 from 1892)
0.00578
1892792
(-157 from 1891)
8
(-1 from 1891)
0.00609
1891635
(-201 from 1890)
9
(-8 from 1890)
0.00824
1890434
(+115 from 1889)
17
(+5 from 1889)
0.01420
1889549
(-44 from 1888)
12
(-3 from 1888)
0.01008
1888505
(-96 from 1887)
15
(-2 from 1887)
0.01155
1887409
(+436 from 1886)
17
(+11 from 1886)
0.01555
1886845
(-347 from 1885)
6
(-8 from 1885)
0.00504
1885498
(+22 from 1884)
14
(+1 from 1884)
0.01207
1884520
(+124 from 1883)
13
(+4 from 1883)
0.01059
1883644
(-155 from 1882)
9
(-5 from 1882)
0.00800
1882489
(-29 from 1881)
14
No change from 1881
0.01147
1881460
(+5 from 1880)
14
(-1 from 1880)
0.01293
1880465
First SSA data recorded
15
First SSA data recorded
0.01267

American States Popularity Rankings for Bennett

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1952021#1842022#1412023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1542021#1312022#1142023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#752021#632022#602023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1512021#1332022#1022023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#242021#372022#212023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#722021#722022#682023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#502021#562022#572023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#382021#232022#292023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1012021#822022#882023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#612021#492022#382023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1102021#872022#642023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1692021#1462022#942023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#382021#332022#252023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#672021#622022#692023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#892021#742022#702023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#822021#722022#672023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#572021#742022#372023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#842021#592022#642023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#832021#882022#672023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#302021#172022#202023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#402021#462022#312023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1222021#1082022#1322023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#862021#702022#992023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#652021#602022#482023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1332021#1752022#1612023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1252021#982022#842023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#772021#532022#682023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#382021#432022#252023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1032021#942022#602023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#912021#622022#612023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#872021#662022#682023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#402021#402022#242023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#912021#852022#622023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#442021#772022#802023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#482021#352022#262023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1202021#932022#802023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#172021#322022#212023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#422021#262022#122023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#292021#512022#432023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1622021#1892022#1122023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#472021#342022#402023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#262021#492022#442023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1272021#1222022#1072023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#882020#1202021#992022

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#662021#492022#1112023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#992021#922022#1192023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#702020#812021#892023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1302019#1942020#2022021

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#532021#852022#162023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#2032021#2542022#2342023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#762021#882022#182023

Popularity Rankings for Bennett in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#422021#482022#712023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3722021#4362022#3802023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#4162018#3952023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4961982#4961984#4521991

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#9782019#5592021#9442022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#5722022#7702023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Bennett a Name for Boys or Girls?

Bennett is a name commonly given to boys. Its robust and timeless sound, along with its long history of use for boys, highlights its suitability for them.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Bennett

Bennett in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Bennett Cerf (Publisher, 1898–1971): An American publisher, co-founder of Random House, and a prominent television personality.
  • Bennett Miller (Director, born 1966): An American film director known for his work on "Capote," "Moneyball," and "Foxcatcher."
  • Bennett Jackson (Football Player, born 1991): An American football cornerback who has played in the NFL for the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens.
  • Bennett Foddy (Game Designer, born 1978): An Australian video game designer known for creating challenging games like "QWOP" and "Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy."
  • Bennett Madison (Author, born 1981): An American author known for his young adult novels, including "September Girls."
  • Bennett Masinga (Soccer Player, 1965–2013): A South African soccer player who played as a forward for clubs like Mamelodi Sundowns and the South African national team.
  • Bennett Omalu (Pathologist, born 1968): A Nigerian-American forensic pathologist who discovered and publicized chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players.
  • Bennett ("Arrow," 2012 TV Series): A recurring character in the superhero series, known for his complex relationships and alliances.
  • "Bennett's War" (2019 Film): Tells the story of a young soldier who returns home from war and pursues his dream of becoming a motocross racer.
  • Bennett Halverson ("Dollhouse," 2009 TV Series): A brilliant but troubled scientist working on the mind-wiping technology at the center of the series.
  • "The Bennett Playbill" (1951 Novel by S. N. Behrman): Chronicles the experiences of a fictional theater family through several generations.
  • Bennett ("The Good Place," 2016 TV Series): A minor character who appears in the afterlife comedy series.
  • "Bennett's Song" (2018 Film): Focuses on a blended family and their efforts to come together despite their differences.
  • Bennett ("Gossip Girl," 2007 TV Series): A supporting character involved in the lives and scandals of New York City's elite.
  • "Bennett's War" (2020 Novel by Ty Bennett): A gripping tale of courage and redemption set against the backdrop of motocross racing.
  • Bennett ("The Expanse," 2015 TV Series): A minor character involved in the complex political and social dynamics of the series' futuristic setting.
  • Bennett City (Colorado, USA): A small town in Adams and Arapahoe counties, known for its rural charm and agricultural community.
  • Bennett Park (New York, USA): A park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, named after James Gordon Bennett Sr., and known for its scenic views.
  • Bennett Lake (Yukon, Canada): A lake located in the southern Yukon, known for its historical significance during the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Bennett Island (Sakha Republic, Russia): An island in the Arctic Ocean, known for its harsh climate and significant polar research.
  • Bennett Spring State Park (Missouri, USA): A state park known for its large natural spring, trout fishing, and camping facilities.
  • Bennett River (Victoria, Australia): A river in the Gippsland region, known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Bennett Township (Minnesota, USA): A township in Pine County, known for its rural landscapes and small community.
  • Bennett Road (Sydney, Australia): A major road in Sydney, connecting several suburbs and known for its commercial activity.
  • Bennett City (Wisconsin, USA): A small town in Douglas County, known for its close-knit community and natural surroundings.
  • Bennett Park (New Zealand): A regional park in Auckland, known for its hiking trails and panoramic views of the coastline.

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