Bennett (name)

Bennett is an English language surname and, less commonly, a given name. Alternative spellings include Bennet, Benett and Benet.

Language(s)Anglo-Norman, Old French
Region of originEngland
Other names
Variant form(s)Benedict, Benoît, Bénet

It is related to the medieval name Benedict, both ultimately from Latin Benedictus "blessed". Bennett is the English spelling of the Anglo-Norman name Ben[n]et (Modern French first name Benoît, surname Bénet[1]). The oldest public record of the surname is dated 1208 in County Durham.[2]


Given nameEdit

People with the given name include:


People with the surname include:

Fictional charactersEdit

  • Annie Bennett-Warbucks, protagonist and title character from the Annie musical and film adaptations
  • Bonnie Sheila Bennett (of the family line of Bennett witches), a character in The Vampire Diaries
  • Capt. Bennett, a character portrayed by Vernon Wells in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Commando (1985)
  • Cybil Bennett, a character in the Silent Hill series
  • Dexter Bennett, a character of the fictional New York City tabloid newspaper Daily Bugle
  • Emily Bennett, a character in The Vampire Diaries
  • Emily Bennett, a character in the American Girl series of dolls and books
  • John Bennett, a character in Orange Is the New Black
  • Sheila Bennett, a character in The Vampire Diaries
  • The Bennet family, a family of characters in Pride and Prejudice
  • Bennett, a character in Genshin Impact


  1. ^ Albert Dauzat, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980, édition revue et augmentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet, p. 36b.
  2. ^ "Surname: Bennett". Retrieved 2008-05-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)