Boy Baby Name

Benedict

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Quick Facts on Benedict

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
BEN-ə-dikt
Simple meaning:
Blessed

Characteristics of Benedict

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Benedict

 Benedict is the English form of the Latin Benedictus meaning “blessed.”  The name spread throughout Western Europe in the Middle Ages almost exclusively owing its popularity to St. Benedict, the 6th century Italian Catholic monk and founder of the Benedictine Order.  His “Rule of Benedict” writings were popular among the later establishments of Western European monasteries because it promoted the spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness between individual zealots and institutionalized expectations. For this reason, St. Benedict is often credited as the founder of Western Christian monasticism. The name became common among Christians and was adopted by 16 popes in total. The French version, Benoît, was largely introduced to the English after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Benedict became the de-facto English version while Bennett developed as a medieval vernacular form. The name is still used with some regularity in England, but not so much in other English-speaking countries today.

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Personality of the Boy Name Benedict

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Benedict

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