Ben - boys name

Ben name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Ben name meaning:

The name Ben is a shortened form of Benjamin, a Hebrew name that means "son of the right hand" or "favoured son". In biblical times, the right hand was considered a symbol of power and prominence, so being called the "son of the right hand" was a significant honor. As such, Ben has come to represent qualities of strength, leadership, and favor.

Ben is a name that has stood the test of time and is popular across different cultures. It has a timeless appeal and is often chosen for its simplicity and versatility. People with the name Ben are often seen as confident, dependable, and trustworthy individuals. They tend to be natural leaders and are often well-liked by others due to their friendly and approachable nature. The name Ben carries a sense of reliability and charm, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a strong and classic name for their son.

Origin: Hebrew


Related names

Ben , Banjamen, Banjamino, Banjamon, Banjiman, Benaya, Benayahu, Bendek, Bendyk, Benedick, Benedicta, Benejamen, Benet, Beniamino, Benita, Benjaman, Benji , Benjie, Benjimen, Benjy, Bennet, Bennie , Benny , Bensen, Benssen, Bensson, Bent, Bente, Bentlea, Bentlee, Bentlie, Minyamin, Minyomei, Minyomi

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Overall UK ranking: 348 out of 4789

128 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (101)

Historical popularity of Ben

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