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8k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Benedict

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Blessed
  • #2705 All Time
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< 1k Benedicto (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Benedict" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Benedict? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,143 babies born with the name Benedict in the United States. That's more than enough Benedicts to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1882 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Benedict" was in 1918 with a total of 163 babies.

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benedict" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of only 40 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Benedict" mean?

Benedict (Latin): Blessed

The name "Benedict" is of Latin origin and it means "Blessed". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Your name in reverse order is "Tcideneb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Etdcbine". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Benedict popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Benedict in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Benedict

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Benedict was born in 1976 as Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch in London, England, UK.

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Ben Chaplin

Ben Chaplin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Ben was born in 1970 as Benedict John Greenwood in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

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Benedict XV, Pope

Benedict was born in 1854.

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Past life for Benedict born Jul 29, 2010

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Name poster for Benedict

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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