- From Saint Benedictus
- Means “blessed”
- Variant of the name Benedict
- Also may be spelled Bennet
- Often abbreviated to the nickname Ben
History of the name Bennett
Bennet and Bennett are from the Latin first name Benedictus.
That was the name of a saint who founded the Benedictus order of monks about the year 529 — an order that became popular throughout Europe, thus spreading the name of its founder.