First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Anglicized version of Benedict
First name variations: Benett, Benoit, Benn, Bentley, Benet, Benette, Benit, Benitt, Bennet, Bennette, Benyt, Benytt, Bennett
Last name origins & meanings:
- South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet
maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne
‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.
- In some cases probably an
altered spelling of German Bender.
- English (East
Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender.
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