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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Blessed

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Benedict

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Benedict in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Benedict:

  • Records indicate that 5,313 boys in the United States have been named Benedict since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 163 people in the U.S. were given the name Benedict. Those people are now 103 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      3 Positive Comments

  • "Great name! Though you do hear a lot of people talk about Benedict Cumberbatch." Apr. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name but would not want my child to be called Ben. He would either go by his full name or Bennet/Bennett." Oct. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Benedict but I call myself Ben so nobody knows I'm actually a secret Benedict and when I meet common-as-muck Benjamins it makes me feel good." Aug. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I am a Ben (Benjamin) and I would hate it if I was a Benedict because it is a name I would describe as 'bad', 'not good' and 'very 'like a pope'." Jun. 5, 2021: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Benedict but I have a second name which is Samuel, I use Sam most of the times but Benedict sure sounds cool too." May. 31, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my best friends name. He used to get teased about it but now he doesn't. He goes by Ben." Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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