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Benjamin Meaning


What does Benjamin mean?

The name Benjamin is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Benjamin is "son of my right hand".

Benjamin is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ben-ja-min.

The Given Name Benjamin

Benjamin is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Benyamin.

In the Bible, Benjamin is the youngest of Jacob's sons, and thereby one of the names of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Originally his mother Rachel named him Benoni meaning "son of My sorrow" before dying from childbirth. His father however, not wanting such a sorrowful name, renamed him Benyamin, meaning "son of my right hand".

Benjamin falls into the name categories biblical, classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Benjamin Angoua, and Benjamin Bratt.

Benjamin Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 6 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,381 occurrences. It ranked 6,009 in baby name popularity for girls with 20 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 6 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,797 occurrences. It ranked 10,800 in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.

Want to see how Benjamin sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Benjamin Name Popularity Page.

Benjamin Related Names

Benjamin is a form of Benyamin.

Variants of the name Benjamin include Benjamen, Benjamie, Benjermin, Benjiman, Benjimen, Binyamin.

The names Beniamin, Beniamino, Benjamim, Benjamine, Benyamin, Veniamin, Venyamin are all forms of Benjamin.

Benjamin has the diminutives (nicknames) Ben, Benj, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Bennie, Benny, Peni.

Famous Benjamins

  • Benjamin ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 7:10, Ezra 10:32, Gen. 35:18, Neh. 12:34), Saint
  • Benjamin Angoua ~ Soccer Player
  • Benjamin Bratt ~ Actor
  • Benjamin Bunny ~ The Tale of Benjamin Bunny character
  • Benjamin Disraeli ~ British Prime Minister (1868; 1874-1880)
  • Benjamin Harrison ~ U. S. President (1889-1893)
  • Benjamin McKenzie ~ Actor
  • Benjamin Moukandjo ~ Soccer Player
  • Benjamin Salisbury ~ Actor
  • Benjamin Thompson ~ Scientist

Benjamin Numerology

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Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Benjamin.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Benjamin Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Benjamin.

Just for fun, see the name Benjamin 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 Benjamin in Nautical Flags page.