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Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 7 (Ranked #3414).

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 beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

C is for captive, your web of charm.

T is for time, you give to friends.

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

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


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 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benedict" is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of only 74 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 south? 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 their career being from 2 to present. Benedict was born in 1976 as Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch in London, England, UK.


Ben Chaplin

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


Benedict XV, Pope

Benedict was born in 1854.


Past life for Benedict born Mar 9, 1950

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 Korea approximately on 1800. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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

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