From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus (“blessed, well spoken of”), from Latin benedīcō (“I bless, I speak well of”). Doublet of Bennett, Benoit, and Benito.
Benedict (plural Benedicts)
- A male given name from Latin, particularly of the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order, and of several popes.
- A patronymic surname.
- A city and village in Kansas.
- A census-designated place in Maryland.
- A village in Nebraska.
- A city and village in North Dakota.
- "Benedict" in the on-line etymology dictionary, accessed on 2005-04-30
Benedict m (genitive Benedicts)