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Benedict

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Blessed
  • #2705 All Time
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How popular is the name "Benedict" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 8 0 8
1883 5 0 5
1885 12 0 12
1886 7 0 7
1889 7 0 7
1890 10 0 10
1891 6 0 6
1892 9 0 9
1894 7 0 7
1895 8 0 8
1896 12 0 12
1897 6 0 6
1898 8 0 8
1899 6 0 6
1900 11 0 11
1901 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1903 11 0 11
1904 18 0 18
1905 13 0 13
1906 15 0 15
1907 19 0 19
1908 11 0 11
1909 12 0 12
1910 29 0 29
1911 25 0 25
1912 46 0 46
1913 51 0 51
1914 115 0 115
1915 133 0 133
1916 146 0 146
1917 152 0 152
1918 163 0 163
1919 119 0 119
1920 127 0 127
1921 135 0 135
1922 140 0 140
1923 104 0 104
1924 114 0 114
1925 104 0 104
1926 115 0 115
1927 102 0 102
1928 98 0 98
1929 105 0 105
1930 89 0 89
1931 67 0 67
1932 73 0 73
1933 65 0 65
1934 74 0 74
1935 58 0 58
1936 63 0 63
1937 67 0 67
1938 72 0 72
1939 68 0 68
1940 63 0 63
1941 71 0 71
1942 92 0 92
1943 74 0 74
1944 75 0 75
1945 68 0 68
1946 71 0 71
1947 102 0 102
1948 79 0 79
1949 81 0 81
1950 96 0 96
1951 86 0 86
1952 64 0 64
1953 94 0 94
1954 74 0 74
1955 64 0 64
1956 86 0 86
1957 85 0 85
1958 92 0 92
1959 90 0 90
1960 79 0 79
1961 86 0 86
1962 90 0 90
1963 81 0 81
1964 78 0 78
1965 65 0 65
1966 60 0 60
1967 65 0 65
1968 57 0 57
1969 46 0 46
1970 43 0 43
1971 38 0 38
1972 52 0 52
1973 44 0 44
1974 40 0 40
1975 50 0 50
1976 44 0 44
1977 48 0 48
1978 46 0 46
1979 42 0 42
1980 55 0 55
1981 55 0 55
1982 42 0 42
1983 53 0 53
1984 44 0 44
1985 47 0 47
1986 62 0 62
1987 58 0 58
1988 59 0 59
1989 53 0 53
1990 47 0 47
1991 43 0 43
1992 36 0 36
1993 61 0 61
1994 40 0 40
1995 46 0 46
1996 56 0 56
1997 47 0 47
1998 58 0 58
1999 54 0 54
2000 61 0 61
2001 50 0 50
2002 57 0 57
2003 55 0 55
2004 53 0 53
2005 157 0 157
2006 130 0 130
2007 88 0 88
2008 101 0 101
2009 85 0 85
2010 87 0 87
2011 58 0 58
2012 87 0 87
2013 108 0 108
2014 137 0 137

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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.

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Where is the name Benedict popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Benedict" mean? The list below shows the origins of Benedict as well as things modernly associated with the name Benedict such as celebrities named Benedict.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Benedict

The name "Benedict" is of Latin origin, and it means "Blessed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Your name in reverse order is "Tcideneb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ncdbeeit". 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.

Past life for Benedict born Nov 17, 1982

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 Western Africa approximately on 925. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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