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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

Benjamin Name Meaning

The name “ Benjamin “ is a name that has been used all around 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 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.
The meaning of Benjamin or Benyamin is the son of the right hand. for both of the names in Hebrew and Arabic language is that meaning and another meaning in Arabic is: son of my days.

Benjamin Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Benjamin
Additional description 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-on, 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.

It's the name of Yaequb(Jacob) Majesty younger boy between his twelve brothers, and they call him Benyamin.


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The 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 data from 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 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 names in the U.S since 1968 and by1974 reached the top 50. It continued until 2009, and this time suddenly break a record into the top 20 and top 20 in 2016.
Now in America and Egypt, it is the top 7 name for boys.

In Iran we have a popular singer his name is Benyamin Bahadori

The 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 enriching, 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 am for ideas, that you bring to life

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed

If you are considering a nickname for your 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.

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 led and entrepreneurial skills. As for love, Benjamin is usually faithful and in favor of stable and lasting relationships.

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: Benjamin
Basque Benjamin
English: Benjamin
Italian: Beniamino
Portuguese: Benjamin

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.

Famous people named Benjamin

Benjamin II the Benjamin of a Romanian traveler

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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07/25/2023 19:20:32

i have always loved the name Benjamin. Maybe because I had a uncle Ben that was the kindest, loving, and giving person I have ever known. He was my father I never had. He treated me like I was his own even though he had six children of his own. When I had my first son at forty-two years old, Benjamin, of course was his chosen name. I also have never known a Ben that was not a nice, kind, and respected person.

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07/07/2023 23:26:24

I have a 16 month old named Benjamin. Right after he was born, I wanted to call him Ben and my husband wanted to call him Benjamin. So we started out calling him Benjamin, and I said we could shorten it later on if we want to. Now it just fits him- everyone else calls him that, too. I couldn't think of calling him Ben. There are a lot of boys with the name Ben, but not as many Benjamins.

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06/24/2023 22:09:16

My son's name is Benjamin. It's a good solid name. We call him Ben. It fits him to a T. Such a cute little boy name!!!

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03/15/2023 02:45:44

what middle name can go with Benjamin?

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02/24/2023 07:38:34

i always thought Benjamin was a good name people always called me Ben, but my family called me Benjamin.

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12/28/2022 00:08:38

My son's name is Benjamin Edward (the name Edward has been in daddy's family for five generations, so it only made sense to carry it on). We named him that by default because it was the only name that was on my list and my husband's list of possible boy names. It was second on each list. I didn't think at the time about it being Biblical and meaning "son of my joy", but it turns out it was very appropriate since my first name is Joy. I like it because it's obviously masculine. It's a strong name that isn't too common, but isn't unusual either. It's a good solid name for a boy. I don't go for the nicknames, though. He is either Benjamin or Ben. I don't like Benji or any variation of Benny. He doesn't either, which I'm glad for. I've trained him right. lol

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12/15/2022 06:29:58

Ben or Benni or Benjamin are all awesome names. My boyfriend is called Benni, and he is the best. He is kind and loving and sweet and gorgeous, so, if you are looking for a name for the purrrrfect boy, this is definately the best name. Benjamin's are always gentlemen....

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12/01/2022 03:56:22

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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09/20/2022 23:33:48

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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09/10/2022 13:27:50

Ben is a great, strong name!

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09/04/2022 17:34:22

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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04/20/2022 08:50:24

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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04/09/2022 01:05:06

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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02/25/2022 19:15:54

cutest name. i love it.

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10/15/2021 17:54:54

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.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Benjamin?
Son Of The Right Hand, Son Of The South, Son Of My Old Age
*️⃣ 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