Bengt

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Swedish Bengt. Recorded in Norway since the 14th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Bengt

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Benedict.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Late Latin Benedictus. First recorded in Sweden as Benkt in 1364. Cognate with Danish Bent and English Bennett.

Proper noun[edit]

Bengt c (genitive Bengts)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Benedict.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 99 785 males with the given name Bengt living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.