Bennie

First Name
62k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
816
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bennie

"Bennie" is a name of English origin, and it means "Abbreviation of Benjamin and Benedict". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ben"nie
a slang name for Benzedrine, a trademark for one brand of amphetamine; -- also used generically for any brand of amphetamine.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A form of amphetamine
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Benjamin.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Bernice and Bernadette.

Notable Persons Named Bennie

Bennie Thompson is a Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of theHouse Homeland Security Committee. Bennie was born on January 28th, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi.

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Bennie Maupin is a post-bop and jazz fusion musician. He plays Saxophones, flute, bass clarinet, and Saxophone. Bennie was born on August 29th, 1940 in Detroit Michigan United States.

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Bennie Logan is a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Bennie was born on December 28th, 1989 in Coushatta, Louisiana.

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Bennie Fowler is a football player. Bennie was born on July 10th, 1991 in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

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Bennie Blades is an american football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 1997. Bennie was born on September 3rd, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Hank Crawford was a rhythm, blues, hard bop, jazz-funk, and soul jazz musician. He was most active from 1958 to 2009. Hank was given the name Bennie Ross Crawford, Jr on December 21st, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bennie

Dennis Bennie is a businessperson.

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Sideshow was born on February 17th, 1954.

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John was born on October 26th, 1796 in Glasgow. He passed away on February 9th, 1869.

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Peter Bennie is an athlete for the Albion Rovers F.C., Burnley F.C., and Bradford City A.F.C. Peter was born on June 10th, 1898 in Larkhall.

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Andrew was born on August 18th, 1956.

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Bob Bennie was an athlete for the Parkhead F.C., Third Lanark A.C., Airdrieonians F.C. (1878), Heart of Midlothian F.C., Scotland national football team, and Scottish Football League XI. Bob was born on March 27th, 1900 in Scotland. He breathed his last breath on July 27th, 1972.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 34 8 26
1881 41 9 32
1882 40 7 33
1883 27 6 21
1884 68 17 51
1885 65 14 51
1886 65 22 43
1887 58 10 48
1888 112 35 77
1889 83 17 66
1890 72 18 54
1891 96 21 75
1892 111 21 90
1893 106 28 78
1894 140 19 121
1895 108 26 82
1896 120 24 96
1897 121 25 96
1898 142 26 116
1899 116 22 94
1900 195 41 154
1901 127 27 100
1902 157 33 124
1903 181 37 144
1904 192 34 158
1905 168 32 136
1906 176 43 133
1907 190 45 145
1908 207 49 158
1909 236 49 187
1910 283 65 218
1911 299 72 227
1912 462 70 392
1913 547 101 446
1914 702 104 598
1915 799 136 663
1916 838 118 720
1917 871 141 730
1918 1,000 181 819
1919 1,013 179 834
1920 1,022 166 856
1921 940 165 775
1922 1,127 212 915
1923 966 192 774
1924 1,070 199 871
1925 1,151 254 897
1926 1,071 207 864
1927 1,072 220 852
1928 1,057 226 831
1929 1,217 256 961
1930 1,119 204 915
1931 1,043 222 821
1932 1,120 237 883
1933 1,033 218 815
1934 1,042 228 814
1935 1,175 241 934
1936 1,101 214 887
1937 1,098 212 886
1938 1,081 211 870
1939 1,065 188 877
1940 1,038 195 843
1941 1,042 202 840
1942 1,098 216 882
1943 1,087 236 851
1944 1,035 216 819
1945 977 185 792
1946 1,068 183 885
1947 1,075 152 923
1948 982 145 837
1949 948 143 805
1950 880 121 759
1951 947 138 809
1952 875 125 750
1953 888 118 770
1954 845 98 747
1955 829 106 723
1956 821 94 727
1957 743 80 663
1958 710 75 635
1959 661 63 598
1960 606 55 551
1961 562 46 516
1962 566 51 515
1963 553 34 519
1964 554 41 513
1965 476 29 447
1966 472 28 444
1967 388 20 368
1968 403 27 376
1969 354 23 331
1970 375 25 350
1971 325 16 309
1972 285 13 272
1973 265 20 245
1974 251 6 245
1975 278 17 261
1976 234 15 219
1977 252 14 238
1978 251 5 246
1979 264 15 249
1980 218 10 208
1981 219 10 209
1982 206 7 199
1983 174 8 166
1984 166 7 159
1985 150 7 143
1986 161 0 161
1987 154 5 149
1988 151 6 145
1989 156 7 149
1990 142 0 142
1991 127 0 127
1992 105 0 105
1993 104 0 104
1994 110 0 110
1995 104 6 98
1996 88 0 88
1997 91 0 91
1998 73 0 73
1999 74 0 74
2000 72 0 72
2001 75 5 70
2002 66 0 66
2003 48 0 48
2004 67 0 67
2005 52 0 52
2006 64 0 64
2007 54 0 54
2008 53 0 53
2009 46 0 46
2010 58 0 58
2011 53 0 53
2012 48 6 42
2013 62 9 53
2014 47 7 40
2015 58 6 52
2016 56 12 44

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Popularity of Bennie as a first name

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Popularity of Bennie as a last name

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Common last names for Bennie

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Robinson
  • Wilson
  • Lewis
  • Walker
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Miller

Common first names for Bennie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bennie U.S.
  White 75.37% 64.26%
  African American 17.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bennie

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bennie

  • How Popular is the name Bennie? Bennie is the 867th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bennie was the 29,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bennie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,953 babies born with the first name Bennie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bennie to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bennie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 34 new born babies.
  • When was Bennie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bennie is Saturday, December 23rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Bennie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bennie was in 1929 with a total of 961 babies.
  • Random Bennie Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bennie ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 66 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Bennie: Your name in reverse order is Einneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnebei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bennie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 816 people with the last name Bennie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bennie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bennie as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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