Benoît ( or / / ; / / French pronunciation: ) is a Catholic French male [bənwa] given name, or, less frequently, Benoist. The name is the Old French word for "blessed", equivalent to the English name Benedict. The female form of the name is Benoîte, or .as well as Bénédicte family name.
It is to be distinguished from Benoit (surname) which is usually without the accent.
Benoit in other languages [edit ] Aragonese: Benedet Breton: Beneat Catalan : Benet Croatian : Benedikt Danish: Benedikt, Bendt Czech: Benedikt, Beneš Dutch: Benedictus English: Benedict Finnish: Benediktus, Pentti German : Benedikt Greek: Βενέδικτος (Venediktos) Hungarian: Benedek Italian: Benedetto, Benito Latin: Benedictus Latvian: Benedikts, Bendiks, Benis Norwegian: Benedikt, Bendik Polish: Benedykt Portuguese: Benedito, Bento Provençal: Bénézet Romanian: Benedict Russian: Венедикт Slovak: Benedikt Slovenian: Benedikt Spanish: Benedicto, Benito Swedish: Benedikt, Bengt Yiddish: Benesh Benoit as a given name [edit ] Benoît Assou-Ekotto (born 1984), Cameroonian footballer Benoit Benjamin (born 1964), former American professional basketball player Benoît Bouchard (born 1940), Canadian public official and former politician Benoît Brunet (born 1968), Canadian retired hockey player Benoît Charest (born 1964), Canadian guitarist and film score composer Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799–1864), French engineer and physicist Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841–1909), French stage and film actor Benoît David (born 1966), Canadian singer Benoît Ferreux (born 1955), French film actor Benoît Jacquot (born 1947), French film director Benoît Hamon (born 1967), French former MEP and current spokesperson for the Socialist Party of France Benoit Hogue (born 1966), Canadian retired hockey player Benoît Magimel (born 1974), French actor Benoît Mandelbrot (1924–2010), French mathematician, the "father of fractal geometry" Benoît Paire (born 1989), French professional tennis player Benoît Pedretti (born 1980), French football (soccer) player Benoît Peeters (born 1956), French comics writer, novelist, and critic Benoît Poelvoorde (born 1964), Belgian actor Benoît de Sainte-Maure (before 1160 – 1173), medieval French poet Benoît Sokal (born 1954), Belgian comic artist and video game developer Benoît Tréluyer (born 1976), French race car driver Benoît Tremblay (born 1948), former member of the Canadian House of Commons Benoît Vaugrenard (born 1982), French professional cyclist Benoit as a family name [edit ] André Benoit (born 1984), Canadian hockey player Avril Benoît (before 1990), Canadian broadcast journalist Bob Benoit (horse racing) (1927–2008), general manager of the Hollywood Park race track Brian Benoit (before 1999), American metal-core guitarist Chris Benoit (1967–2007), Canadian professional wrestler David Benoit (basketball) (born 1968), American basketball player David Benoit (musician) (born 1953), American jazz fusion pianist Hubert Benoit (born 1963), Canadian politician Hubert Benoit (psychotherapist) (1904-1992) French psychotherapist Joan Benoit (born 1957), American first women's Olympic marathon champion Joaquín Benoit (born 1977), Dominican professional baseball pitcher John J. Benoit (born 1951), American politician Leon Benoit (born 1950), Canadian politician Luigi Benoit (1804–1890), Italian ornithologist and conchologist Maurice Benoit ("Moe") (born 1933), Canadian professional hockey player Nancy Benoit (1964–2007), American professional wrestling valet and wife of Chris Benoit Nicole Schnyder-Benoit (born 1973), Swiss beach volleyball player Pedro Benoit (1836–1897), Argentine architect, engineer and urbanist Peter Benoit (1834–1901), Belgian composer Pierre Benoit (archaeologist) (1906–1987), born Maurice Benoit, French theologian Pierre Benoit (MLA) (1824–1870), Quebec politician Pierre Benoit (novelist) (1886–1962), French novelist Pierre Benoit (Ontario politician) (born 1939), Canadian lawyer and politician, former mayor of Ottawa, Ontario Pierre Basile Benoit (1837–1910), Canadian farmer and political figure Tab Benoit (born 1967), American blues guitarist