Benedict

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From Late Latin Benedictus (blessed, well spoken of), from Latin benedīcō (I bless).

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Benedict

  1. A male given name, best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

Benedict is a name used by a number of popes of the Roman Catholic Church, each one following it with a Roman numeral. For example, Benedict XVI, who served as the 265th pope from 2005 to 2013.

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Proper noun[edit]

Benedict

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Benedikt