Bennett \b(e)-nne-tt\ is pronounced BEN-et. It is of French and Latin origin. The normal medieval vernacular form of Benedict, used by both women and men in the past. Nowadays, used mostly as a transferred use of the surname from the medieval given name. Humorist Bennett Cerf; choreographer Michael Bennett; author William Bennett; aviation pioneer Floyd Bennett. Bennett has 4 variant forms: Benet, Benett, Bennet and Benoit. Baby names that sound like Bennett are Bennt and Bennito. Bennett is a somewhat common first name for men (#785 out of 1220) and an even more common last name for both men and women (#77 out of 88799).