Bennet

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bennet

"Bennet" is a name of English origin, and it means "Variant of Benedict". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ben"net
The common yellow-flowered avens of Europe (Geum urbanum); herb bennet. The name is sometimes given to other plants, as the hemlock, valerian, etc.

Etymology: F. benoîte, fr. L. benedicta, fem. of benedictus, p. p., blessed. See Benedict (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. North American white-flowered avens
  2. Avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
Wiktionary

From Benedict. Cf. French Benoît, Norman Beneît.

  1. A surname​, a less common spelling of Bennett.
  2. A male given name, in modern use often transferred back from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Bennet

Dr Bennet Omalu is a medical doctor, forensic pathologist, professor, medical examiner, and forensic pathology. Dr was given the name Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu in Nnokwa, Idemili South, Nigeria.

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Ben Miller is a comedian, director, and actor. Ben was given the name Bennet Evan Miller on February 24th, 1966 in London.

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Bennet C. Riley was a Military Governor of California. His military service ended in 1850. Bennet was born on November 27th, 1787 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He passed away on June 6th, 1853.

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Bennet was born in 1840. He left this life in 1914.

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Bennet was born in 1736. He breathed his last breath in 1801.

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Ben Guillory is an actor and theatrical producer. His career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Ben was given the name Bennet Guillory on November 7th, 1949 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bennet

Chloe Bennet is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Chloe was given the name Chloe Wang on April 18th, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Chloe is also known as (Chinese;).

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Michael Bennet is a Superintendent of Denver Public Schools and SuperintendentofDenver Public Schools. Michael was born on November 28th, 1964 in New Delhi.

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Claire is also known as Claire Butler and The Cheerleader".

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James was born on March 28th, 1966.

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Douglas J. Bennet is an office holder. Douglas was born on July 23rd, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey.

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How popular is the baby name Bennet in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1917 5 0 5
1919 8 0 8
1920 7 0 7
1921 6 0 6
1922 10 0 10
1927 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1929 8 0 8
1930 11 0 11
1931 8 0 8
1932 11 0 11
1933 6 0 6
1934 8 0 8
1935 9 0 9
1936 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1938 10 0 10
1939 8 0 8
1942 12 0 12
1943 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1945 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 10 0 10
1948 12 0 12
1949 8 0 8
1950 12 0 12
1951 8 0 8
1952 14 0 14
1953 16 0 16
1954 17 0 17
1955 14 0 14
1956 15 0 15
1957 10 0 10
1958 19 0 19
1959 13 0 13
1960 17 0 17
1961 9 0 9
1962 10 0 10
1963 19 0 19
1964 8 0 8
1965 9 0 9
1966 10 0 10
1967 5 0 5
1968 14 0 14
1969 8 0 8
1971 7 0 7
1972 6 0 6
1974 8 0 8
1975 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 10 0 10
1984 6 0 6
1985 13 0 13
1986 9 0 9
1987 14 0 14
1988 17 0 17
1989 9 0 9
1990 14 0 14
1991 17 0 17
1992 13 0 13
1993 17 0 17
1994 9 0 9
1995 22 0 22
1996 18 0 18
1997 26 0 26
1998 19 0 19
1999 34 0 34
2000 28 0 28
2001 35 0 35
2002 30 0 30
2003 24 0 24
2004 32 0 32
2005 42 0 42
2006 29 0 29
2007 30 0 30
2008 53 0 53
2009 43 6 37
2010 50 7 43
2011 64 8 56
2012 51 0 51
2013 51 8 43
2014 47 0 47
2015 54 0 54
2016 72 7 65
2017 62 7 55

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Popularity of Bennet as a first name

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Popularity of Bennet as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bennet U.S.
  White 71.73% 64.26%
  African American 19.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bennet

People with the last name Bennet are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bennet

  • How Popular is the name Bennet? Bennet is the 7,939th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bennet was the 9,237th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bennet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,557 babies born with the first name Bennet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bennet to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bennet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bennet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bennet is Friday, January 27th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Bennet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bennet was in 2016 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Bennet Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bennet is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Bennet: Your name in reverse order is Tenneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enenbt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bennet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,523 people with the last name Bennet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bennet? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Bennet as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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