Infographic of Benedict name meaning, which is “The blessed one,” based on the Latin bene (well) and dicere (speak). As a word, rather than a name, benedict designates a recently married man, especially one who was long a bachelor, in allusion to Benedick, a character in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, who seemed to be a confirmed bachelor but finally fell in love with and married the clever Beatrice. Benedict was glorified, as a name, by sixteen Popes.
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Benedict Name Popularity

How popular is the name Benedict? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 503 9 0.0026%
1911 590 6 0.0016%
1912 586 19 0.0038%
1913 611 23 0.0041%
1914 423 87 0.0125%
1915 453 106 0.0117%
1916 469 105 0.0109%
1917 434 127 0.0127%
1918 467 120 0.0112%
1919 541 87 0.0083%
1920 509 107 0.0096%
1921 523 105 0.0092%
1922 518 108 0.0097%
1923 580 81 0.0072%
1924 587 83 0.0071%
1925 615 71 0.0063%
1926 600 74 0.0067%
1927 609 71 0.0064%
1928 652 56 0.0052%
1929 594 67 0.0065%
1930 615 62 0.0059%
1931 785 29 0.0029%
1932 670 47 0.0048%
1933 782 27 0.0029%
1934 668 45 0.0047%
1935 793 27 0.0028%
1936 769 29 0.003%
1937 750 31 0.0031%
1938 637 51 0.005%
1939 752 30 0.0029%
1940 769 30 0.0028%
1941 704 40 0.0036%
1942 692 49 0.0039%
1943 814 30 0.0023%
1944 709 39 0.0031%
1945 764 31 0.0025%
1946 842 28 0.0019%
1947 666 67 0.004%
1948 785 37 0.0023%
1949 768 44 0.0027%
1950 743 47 0.0029%
1951 774 44 0.0026%
1952 875 29 0.0017%
1953 794 43 0.0024%
1954 999 21 0.0011%
1955 923 29 0.0016%
1956 747 55 0.0029%
1957 767 54 0.0028%
1958 770 54 0.0029%
1959 862 39 0.0021%
1960 896 33 0.0017%
1961 851 41 0.0022%
1962 833 42 0.0023%
1963 845 40 0.0022%
1964 903 34 0.0019%
1965 923 27 0.0017%
1966 1,007 20 0.0013%
1967 963 21 0.0014%
1968 958 24 0.0016%
1969 1,175 14 0.0009%
1970 1,250 14 0.0009%
1971 1,363 11 0.0007%
1972 1,214 15 0.0011%
1973 1,290 12 0.0009%
1974 1,170 18 0.0014%
1975 1,198 18 0.0014%
1976 1,469 10 0.0008%
1977 1,266 17 0.0013%
1978 1,423 12 0.0009%
1979 1,610 9 0.0006%
1980 1,442 14 0.001%
1981 1,329 18 0.0012%
1982 1,804 7 0.0005%
1983 1,395 15 0.001%
1984 1,252 21 0.0014%
1985 1,404 18 0.0012%
1986 1,134 31 0.0021%
1987 1,385 20 0.0013%
1988 1,392 22 0.0014%
1989 1,421 24 0.0015%
1990 1,850 13 0.0008%
1991 2,094 9 0.0006%
1992 1,914 12 0.0008%
1993 1,229 43 0.0028%
1994 1,623 21 0.0014%
1995 1,843 14 0.0009%
1996 1,827 15 0.001%
1997 2,224 8 0.0005%
1998 1,813 17 0.0011%
1999 2,255 9 0.0006%
2000 1,704 24 0.0016%
2001 1,789 21 0.0014%
2002 2,038 15 0.001%
2003 1,899 19 0.0012%
2004 2,100 15 0.001%
2005 1,021 111 0.0073%
2006 1,244 79 0.005%
2007 1,554 46 0.0029%
2008 1,464 53 0.0034%
2009 1,607 41 0.0027%
2010 1,790 28 0.0019%
2011 1,877 23 0.0016%
2012 1,540 43 0.003%
2013 1,424 53 0.0037%
2014 1,338 65 0.0045%
2015 1,182 90 0.0062%
2016 1,155 98 0.0068%
2017 1,154 96 0.0069%
2018 969 144 0.0105%
2019 1,030 123 0.0091%
2020 1,121 121 0.0095%

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Names Like Benedict

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What names are diminutives of Benedict?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Benedict sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Benedict, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Benito

Blessed

Latin


What names are variants of Benedict?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Benedict.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ben

Son

Hebrew

Bendick

Blessed

Latin

Bendict

Blessed

Latin

Benedetto

Blessed

Latin

Benedick

Blessed

Latin

Benedicto

Blessed

Latin

Benedictos

Blessed

Latin

Benedictus

Blessed

Latin

Benedikt

Blessed

Latin

Benedikte

Blessed

Latin

Bengt

Blessed

Latin

Benicio

Blessed

Latin

Benito

Blessed

Latin

Bennedict

Blessed

Latin

Bennedikt

Blessed

Latin

Bennet

Blessed

Latin

Bennett

Blessed

English

Bennie

Son; blessed; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Latin

Bennito

Blessed

Latin

Bennt

Blessed

Latin

Benoit

Blessed

Latin

Bent

Blessed

Latin

Venedictos

Blessed

Latin


What names are similar to Benedict?

Find a name that’s like Benedict, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Baruch

Blessed

Hebrew


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2 Comments

  1. Ben is our rainbow baby, we had quite a few Benjis and Bennys in our life at the time, but we knew we wanted the name, Ben. When he was born we wanted to name him Benson but it really didn’t fit him. We googled full names for Ben and thought that Benedict was perfect. I also love using his full name!

  2. It means “blessing”. St. Benedict is known for being powerful protection against evil.


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