I agree with you, Christo, that the Christians who started using Benediktus as a name were probably not aware of the fact that the Hebrew equivalent was "baruch" and that BARUCH
was a name, too. I don't know who they were i.e. when the name came into use. I couldn't get beyond Benedict
of Nursia, but maybe you have got earlier evidence.
I read that BENEDIKTUS was chosen as a name because of Ps 118,26, but we would have to find out when and where this was.
Thank you for EULOGIOS, who isn't listed in any of my Saints books (but google has it). Is is still used as a given name in Greece?Andy