First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Anglicized version of Benedict
- Old English: From the moor
First name variations: Benett, Benner, Benoit, Benn, Benet, Benette, Benit, Benitt, Bennet, Bennette, Benyt, Benytt, Bennett, Bentlee, Bentleah, Bentlie, Bentleigh
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places, the
chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire,
Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and
South Yorkshire. The place name is from Old English beonet
‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
an Americanized spelling of Swiss Bandle or Bandli or
German Bentele, all short forms of the medieval personal name
Pantaleon (see Pantaleo).
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