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Ben Meaning


What does Ben mean?

The name Ben is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Ben is "son of".

Ben is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Ben.

The Given Name Ben

Derives from the Hebrew word ben meaning "son".

Ben is a diminutive of Benjamin, Benedict. See Benjamin, Benedict for further details.

The classic name Ben, has a wonderfully stylish quality.

A name fit for a child full of sparkle and familiarity, a little trailblazer.

Ben has no variant spellings.

Ben falls into the name categories classic, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ben abinadab, Ben Affleck, and Ben ammi.

Ben Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 692 in baby name popularity for boys with 347 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 730 in baby name popularity for boys with 326 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Ben has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ben Name Popularity Page.

Ben Related Names

Ben is a diminutive of Benjamin, Benedict.

The name Peni is a form of Ben.

Famous Bens

  • Ben abinadab ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 4:11)
  • Ben Affleck ~ Actor
  • Ben ammi ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 19:38)
  • Ben Barnes ~ Actor
  • Ben Chifley ~ Australian Prime Minister (1945-1949)
  • Ben Cohen ~ Business Mogul
  • Ben dekar ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 4:9)
  • Ben Feldman ~ Actor
  • Ben geber ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 4:13)
  • Ben hadad ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 15:18, 2 Kgs. 13:3, 2 Kgs. 8:7)
  • Ben Halloran ~ Soccer Player
  • Ben hanan ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 4:20)
  • Ben hayil ~ Biblical Character (2 Chr. 17:7)
  • Ben hesed ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 4:10)
  • Ben Hogan ~ Golf Player
  • Ben hur ~ Biblical Character (1 Kgs. 4:8)
  • Ben Johnson ~ Actor
  • Ben Jonson ~ Writer
  • Ben Kingsley ~ Actor
  • Ben Roy Mottelson ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1975
  • Ben Savage ~ Actor
  • Ben Stiller ~ Actor
  • Ben Taylor ~ Baseball Player
  • Ben Whishaw ~ Actor
  • Ben Wijnstekers ~ Soccer Player
  • Ben zoheth ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 4:20)

Ben Numerology

What will your new littleBen be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Ben are often industrious and honorable but most of all they are read more >>

Ben Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ben in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ben.

Just for fun, see the name Ben in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ben in Nautical Flags page.