Bennett

First Name
36k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
248k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bennett

"Bennett" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Little blessed one". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
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  1. An English patronymic surname from a medieval form of Benedict.
  2. A male given name transferred back from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Bennett

Ben Savage is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Ben was given the name Bennett Joseph Savage on September 13th, 1980 in Highland Park, Illinois.

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Bennett Miller is a film director and film producer. He was most active from 1998 to present. Bennett was born on December 30th, 1966 in New York City, U.S.

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Bennett Cerf was a writer. Bennett was given the name Bennett Alfred Cerf on May 25th, 1898 in Manhattan. He left this life on August 27th, 1971.

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Ben Rappaport is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Ben was given the name Bennett Eli Rappaport on March 23rd, 1986 in Arlington, Texas, U.S.

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Ben Cohen is a co-founder of ben, jerry's, ben & jerry's, and co-founder ofben. Ben was given the name Bennett Cohen on March 18th, 1951.

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Benny Carter was a swing music, big band, and jazz musician. He was most prominent from 1920 to 1997. Benny was given the name Bennett Lester Carter on August 8th, 1907. Benny is also known as King. He left this life on July 12th, 2003.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bennett

Chance the Rapper is a hip hop music rapping, singing, songwriter, and actor. He plays Vocals and Human voice. His ongoing career started in 2011. Chance was given the name Chancelor Bennett on April 16th, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Chance is also known as Chano and Lil' Chano from 79th.

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She has been prominent since 2007. Haley was given the name Haley Loraine Keeling on January 7th, 1988 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Haley is also known as Keeling and Haley Loraine (full name).

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Tony Bennett is a singer, painter, and painting. His ongoing career started in 1949. Tony was given the name Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3rd, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Amelia Warner is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Amelia was given the name Amelia Catherine Bennett on June 4th, 1982 in Merseyside, UK.

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Anthony Bennett is a basketball player for the →Raptors 905, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Toronto Raptors. His ongoing career started in 2013. Anthony was born on March 14th, 1993 in Toronto.

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Manu Bennett is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Manu was given the name Jonathan Manu Bennett on October 10th, 1969 in Rotorua. Manu is also known as Bennett and Jonathan Manu.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1881 14 0 14
1882 14 0 14
1883 9 0 9
1884 13 0 13
1885 14 0 14
1886 6 0 6
1887 17 0 17
1888 15 0 15
1889 12 0 12
1890 17 0 17
1891 9 0 9
1892 8 0 8
1893 7 0 7
1894 14 0 14
1895 9 0 9
1896 18 0 18
1897 9 0 9
1898 17 0 17
1899 10 0 10
1900 16 0 16
1901 12 0 12
1902 11 0 11
1903 15 0 15
1904 8 0 8
1905 14 0 14
1906 20 0 20
1907 23 0 23
1908 19 0 19
1909 15 0 15
1910 22 0 22
1911 25 0 25
1912 44 0 44
1913 59 0 59
1914 60 0 60
1915 93 0 93
1916 79 0 79
1917 95 5 90
1918 103 0 103
1919 108 0 108
1920 95 0 95
1921 85 0 85
1922 99 0 99
1923 90 0 90
1924 96 0 96
1925 118 0 118
1926 125 7 118
1927 107 0 107
1928 96 0 96
1929 105 0 105
1930 83 0 83
1931 94 0 94
1932 95 0 95
1933 110 0 110
1934 109 0 109
1935 66 0 66
1936 106 0 106
1937 85 0 85
1938 94 0 94
1939 105 0 105
1940 99 0 99
1941 105 6 99
1942 101 0 101
1943 101 0 101
1944 99 0 99
1945 105 0 105
1946 131 0 131
1947 126 0 126
1948 136 0 136
1949 140 0 140
1950 133 0 133
1951 144 0 144
1952 144 0 144
1953 144 0 144
1954 183 0 183
1955 208 0 208
1956 222 0 222
1957 237 6 231
1958 196 0 196
1959 234 0 234
1960 203 0 203
1961 194 0 194
1962 214 0 214
1963 225 0 225
1964 189 0 189
1965 127 0 127
1966 138 0 138
1967 116 0 116
1968 108 0 108
1969 112 0 112
1970 110 0 110
1971 85 0 85
1972 89 0 89
1973 53 0 53
1974 63 0 63
1975 75 0 75
1976 67 0 67
1977 72 0 72
1978 74 0 74
1979 111 0 111
1980 125 5 120
1981 116 0 116
1982 125 0 125
1983 131 0 131
1984 146 7 139
1985 161 0 161
1986 165 0 165
1987 161 0 161
1988 203 0 203
1989 257 8 249
1990 233 8 225
1991 238 7 231
1992 250 11 239
1993 231 13 218
1994 244 0 244
1995 271 8 263
1996 335 13 322
1997 400 8 392
1998 458 9 449
1999 452 16 436
2000 554 12 542
2001 525 22 503
2002 571 16 555
2003 609 15 594
2004 669 23 646
2005 763 29 734
2006 857 40 817
2007 866 40 826
2008 909 46 863
2009 1,092 45 1,047
2010 1,266 57 1,209
2011 1,558 67 1,491
2012 1,968 60 1,908
2013 2,139 64 2,075
2014 2,655 113 2,542
2015 2,806 104 2,702
2016 3,006 87 2,919

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Popularity of Bennett as a first name

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Popularity of Bennett as a last name

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Common last names for Bennett

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Lewis
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • King
  • Wilson
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bennett U.S.
  White 76.56% 64.26%
  African American 17.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bennett

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bennett

  • How Popular is the name Bennett? Bennett is the 1,217th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bennett was the 86th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bennett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,979 babies born with the first name Bennett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bennett to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bennett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Bennett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bennett is Monday, May 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Bennett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bennett was in 2016 with a total of 2,919 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bennett!
  • Random Bennett Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bennett ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 16 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Bennett: Your name in reverse order is Ttenneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eebnttn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bennett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 247,599 people with the last name Bennett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bennett? Bennett was ranked as the 86th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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