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Benedict is masculine given name. It comes from the Latin benedictus, meaning "blessed".

Benedict most commonly refers to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict and thereby of Western Monasticism. It may also may refer to:

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  • Aaron Benedict (1785-1873), Member of Connecticut state house of representatives; member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1858. Businessman; founder and president of Benedict & Burnham Manufacturing Co., predecessor of Timex
  • Al Benedict, Pennsylvania state auditor general; elected 1980
  • Archibald "Ard" Benedict (1795-1870), British loyalist, Sergeant, aide-de-camp to British General Isaac Brock during War of 1812
  • Benjamin Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1821-22
  • Benjamin B. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Putnam County, 1847
  • Charles Benedict, Mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1859-60
  • Charles Brewster Benedict (1828-1901), U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1877-79
  • Charles Linnaeus Benedict (1824-1901), — Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1862; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-97
  • Charles Sumner Benedict (1867-1952), American sport shooter, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Cleveland Keith Benedict (b. 1935), U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1981-83; West Virginia commissioner of agriculture, 1989-92; member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 1991
  • Clare Benedict, American author
  • David Benedict (1779-1874), pastor, Baptist historian
  • David Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1826, 1836
  • Dirk Benedict (pseudonym), American actor
  • Erastus C. Benedict, Sr., Member of New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1848
  • Erastus C. Benedict, Jr., Member of New York state assembly from New York County 7th District, 1864; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1872-73
  • Erastus D. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1880
  • George Grenville Benedict (1926-1907), owner and editor of the Burlington Free Press, Vermont
  • George W. Benedict, Mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1855-56
  • George W. Benedict, Member of Minnesota state senate 30th District, 1874-75
  • George Wyllys Benedict (1796-1871), Professor of Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, President of the University of Vermont, 1825-1847
  • Henry Stanley Benedict (1878-1930), Member of California state assembly, 1910-14; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1916-17
  • Isaac Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1848
  • J. Frederic Benedict, Mayor of Norwich, N.Y., 1948-49
  • Jacques Benedict, American architect
  • James Benedict, (1649-1729), Cofounder of Danbury, Connecticut
  • James Benedict, (1720-1792), pastor, founder of the Baptist church in Warwick, Orange, New York
  • James S. Benedict (b. 1856), U.S. Consular Agent in Stratford, 1879-87; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Moncton, 1887-97; Campbellton, 1897-1906; U.S. Consul in Campbellton, 1906-07; Saint John's, 1907-22; Windsor, 1924
  • John Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1852
  • Jonathan Benedict (1744-1834), sergeant, New York Militia during the revolutionary war
  • Joseph Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County, 1778-79
  • Joseph Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1851, 1854
  • Sir Julius Benedict, English composer and conductor
  • Lawrence Neal Benedict (b. 1942), Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, 1996
  • Lew Benedict, Jr., Member of New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1861
  • Nathaniel Benedict (1723-1806), sergeant in the colonial army
  • Paul Benedict (1938-2008), American actor
  • Russell Benedict(born c.1859), Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1912-25
  • Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist
  • Samuel Benedict (1645-1719), Cofounder of Danbury, Connecticut
  • Samuel T. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1875
  • Stanley C. Benedict, (1912-1982), Member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Clair County 1st District, 1941-42
  • Stanley Rossiter Benedict, the American chemist who invented Benedict's reagent, a test for reducing sugars
  • Theodore H. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1851
  • Thomas E. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Ulster County 3rd District, 1880-83
  • Thomas R. Benedict, Member of New York state assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1830
  • W. W. Benedict, Member Dakota territorial council, 1867-69

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Pronunciation

  • enPR: bĕ'nədĭkt, IPA: /ˈbɛnədɪkt/, SAMPA: /"bEn@dIkt/

Etymology

From Late Latin Benedictus blessed, well spoken of, from Latin benedicte bless

Proper noun

Singular
Benedict

Plural
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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

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, the present pope (2005-) is Benedict XVI.

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Proper noun

Benedict

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







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