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Son Of The Right Hand, Son Of The South, Son Of My Old Age

Benjamin Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \ben-juh-min\
Number in U.S 👶 764,000
Rate in 2021 13
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

What is meaning of name Benjamin?

Benjamin
What does Benjamin mean?
The name Benjamin means "son" and "right", that is, "son of the right hand", also understood as the favorite son, since the right symbolizes strength or virtue.

Origin of the name Benjamin
The origin of the name Benjamin is Hebrew. His biblical expression is represented by the twelfth son of Jacob and Rachel, the youngest. Therefore, it is also associated with the meaning of minor or the smallest. It comes from ben-onin, which means the son of pain, because his mother Raquel died giving birth. It was modified to ben yamin, and has evolved into the current Benjamin.

Diminutives and variations of the name Benjamin
The feminine of Benjamin is Benjamina and some of the diminutives of this name are:
Benja, Benyi, Benjizon, Mincho (in Guatemala)

The name Benjamin in other languages
The name Benjamin has translations in multiple languages, including:
Asturian and Galician: Benxamin
Catalan: Benjami
Basque Benkamin
English: Benjamin
Italian: Beniamino
Portuguese: Benjamim

Personality of the name Benjamin
Benjamin is characterized by being a close, attentive and understanding person. Benjamin is an enthusiastic person, he is easily excited and is motivated to grow personally. In addition, he has leadership and entrepreneurial skills. As for love, Benjamin is usually faithful and in favor of stable and lasting relationships.



Benjamin's Saint's Day
Benjamin celebrates his saint on March 31st.

Numerology of the name Benjamin
According to numerology, the name Benjamin corresponds to the number 5.


Additional description of the name Benjamin

Benjamin : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Benjamin meanings and origins

The name “ Benjamin “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries. The name “ Benjamin “ is a common name  that has been used mostly for boys all around the globe, but do not the gender separation change your decision about naming your baby “ Benjamin “.


The meaning of Benjamin or Benyamin is:son of the right hand.for both of the name in Hebrew and Arabic language is that meaning and another meaning in the Arabic is:son of my days.

It's name of Yaequb(Jacob)majesty younger boy between his twelve brother; and they call him Benyamin.
This name had alot of nick name for example:Ben,Benjy,Benj and e.t.c.

Popularity of the name Benjamin

The name “ Benjamin “ is one of the most popular names all around the world, but note that the name is not a popular baby’s name in the year 1918 based on the data by reliable American resources in the United states of America.

For instance, imagine that about 49 newborn babies in Missouri were given the name “ Benjamin “ in the year 1918 in America. A total of 2 thousand newborn babies also bear the same first name as your baby during the year 1918 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2017, the highest recorded use of this name is related to the year 1989 with a total of 15000 newborn babies.

Since the year 1990, the name “ Benjamin “ was recorded 750 thousand times in the SSA public database.

In the year 1880, this name first appeared. About 400 newborn babies were given the name “ Benjamin “ at that time in the America. This name became a popular one with a rank of 32 nationwide and was registered 490 times as a baby boy’s name.

The given name became a popular one in the state of Massachusetts in the year 2012. It ranked 1 with about 400 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 2016 in the state of California with 1900 newborn babies, mostly baby boys.

The name “ Benjamin “ is a consistent top ranking name in the state of South California for 100 years from the year 1910 to the year 2018.


The name Benjamin has been one of the top100boy name in the U.S since 1968 and by1974 reached the top 50. it continued until 2009 ;and in this time suddenly break a record into the top 20 and top 20 in 2016.
Now in America and Eygpt it is top 7 name for boys.

In Iran we have popular singer his name is Benyamin Bahadori

Personality of the name Benjamin

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Benjamin “

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories

E is for enrich, a quality you share

N is for natural l, the genuine side of you

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you

A is for accord, the harmony you spread

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving

I is for ideas, that you bring to life

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed

If you are considering a nickname for you baby named “ Benjamin “, you can select the reversed form of the name “ Benjamin “, which can be “ Nimajneb “, the mentioned form can be related to the main form of the name and also can be interesting as well.

 

Famous people named Benjamin

Benjamin II the Benjamin of a Romanian traveller

Benjamin, ruler of the late 9th and early 10th centuries

Saint Benjamin, multiple people

Ben Barnes who is a British actor

 

Similar names to Benjamin

John, Joy, Jasper and Jace

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12/1/2022 3:56:22 AM

I have a 5 year old Benjamin and I love the name. He is a very cute and very sweet boy (and I know this because I have 2 other boys that haven't always been as sweet as my Benjamin!). The only thing that actually bugs me is that people assume that they can just call him Ben, although we always call him Benjamin, which is what he prefers. I now only name my children names that aren't easily nicknamed...

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9/20/2022 11:33:48 PM

my boyfriends name is benjamin...so i went to google and is searching for cute ben/benjamin nick names! i think i may go with...benj or benji:)

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9/10/2022 1:27:50 PM

Ben is a great, strong name!

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9/4/2022 5:34:22 PM

My brothers name is Benjamin Thomas. I've always thought he had a very nice name. I think Benjamin and Thomas fit wonderfully together. (:

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4/20/2022 8:50:24 AM

My son is Benjamin, Ben in normal conversation, Benj/Benji in frivolous conversation and BENJAMIN when he's been bad! Benjamin has several possible etymological meanings (though all are Hebrew after Biblical Jacobs 12th son). The most common interpretation is "Son of the Right Hand" and personally, I can't imagine a better person than a Ben to protect my right side! The name can also mean "Son of the South", referring to Rachel (Jacob's wife) birthing Ben in Canaan while their other sons were born in in Aram to the north. (Which suits, our Ben was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in the South Island, whilst our daughter was born in the North Island). Benjamin can also mean "son of my pain" referring to Rachel dieing in childbirth. Personally I don't like that interpretation. All-in-all, I love the name Benjamin as much as I love my son. We had several names "picked" before his birth, but when he popped out he was definately a Ben from minute 1.

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4/9/2022 1:05:06 AM

Me and my wife both like the name Benjamin, and for a middle name we are going with Lee...Everyone we know likes it and cant wait for him to be born..We had other names in mind but we couldn't get pass this one..

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2/25/2022 7:15:54 PM

cutest name. i love it.

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10/15/2021 5:54:54 PM

I always thought boys named Ben were hot.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Benjamin?
The origin of the name Benjamin is Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named Benjamin?
Almost 764000 people are named Benjamin.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Benjamin?
The names of Brenda, Brent, Brandy, Brandi, Brant