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Benedict is a distinctly English name and very much rooted in religion. However, it also sounds very regal and proper, although it can be shortened to the more friendly Ben.
The name Benedict is mainly used in English-speaking countries. This name is very common among popes and was also the name of the saint who inspired the Catholic monastic order, the Order of St Benedict.
Famous People With This Name
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who rose to fame playing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series, “Sherlock.” Benedict Allen is a British writer, traveller and adventurer. Benedict “Ben” Kay is a retired English international rugby player.
Possible nickname options for Benedict include Ben and Benny/Bennie.
Benedict can also be spelt Benedick, Benedikt and Benedyct. Similar and related names include Ben, Benjamin and Benny.
Stories Featuring This Name
Benedick is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado About Nothing.” Benedict of Amber is a character from the Roger Zelazny fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Amber.”
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