Benedict is a Latin name. It is derived from Benedictus, which can be translated to "blessed." The name is shared by 16 popes and an Italian monk. Although Benedict remains a popular name throughout England, it has not been widely used in the United States since the middle of the 20th century.
Similar Names: Bennet, Bendict
Famous Benedict Names: Saint Benedict (6th century Italian monk), Benedict Cumberbatch (actor)