Benedict Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Benedict:
Derived from the Latin Benedictus (blessed), which is from benedicere (to speak well of, to bless). The name was borne by St. Benedict (c. 480 - 543), an Italian monk and founder of the Benedictine Order. He was responsible form the building of the great monastery at Monte Cassino, which remains the spiritual center of the Benedictines.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Benedict
Ben, Benny, Ned
- Meanings and history of the name Benedict
From Latin, meaning "blessed".
- Famous real-life people named Benedict
St. Benedict of Nursia - Monk and teacher (Founder of the Benedictine order.)
Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict Arnold - Revolutionary War traitor (For this reason, historically the name has been given very seldom in the U.S.)
Benedict Allen - British explorer
Benedict Cumberbatch - British actor (Plays Sherlock Holmes in BCC's Sherlock and Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness.)
Benedict Wong the British actor who plays the character of Wong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Benedict in song, story & screen
'The Mysterious Benedict Society' book series by Trenton Lee Stewart