Bennett Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Bennett:
Transferred use of the surname originating as a variant form of Benedict, a name derived from the Latin benedictus (blessed). Var: Bennet. Short: Ben. Pet: Benny.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Bennett
Ben, Benny, Benito, Bennie, Benji, Benno, Benn, B, Boss
- Meanings and history of the name Bennett
Medieval form of Benedict...has Latin roots...means "blessed" or blessing.
- Famous real-life people named Bennett
Bennett Cerf, Random House publisher and "What's My Line" panelist
Tony Bennett (Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto) - American Singer of Popular Music, Standards and Jazz
Bennett Robert Godley (b. 2011), son of American actress and singer Jane Krakowski
- Bennett in song, story & screen
Bennett Halverson (female, played by Summer Glau) was a character in Joss Whedon's original Sci-Fi series "Dollhouse."
In the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bennet is the surname of the main characters Elizabeth and Jane Bennet.