Benjamin - boys name

Benjamin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Benjamin name meaning:

The name Benjamin is of Hebrew origin and has a rich biblical history. It is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin, which means "son of the right hand" or "son of the south." In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and he was also the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Benjamin is often associated with qualities such as strength, leadership, and intelligence.

People named Benjamin are often described as confident and charismatic individuals. They tend to have a strong sense of self and are natural-born leaders. They possess the ability to make sound decisions and are often trusted by others for their wisdom and reliability. Benjamins are also known for their intelligence and analytical skills, making them excellent problem solvers. They are often versatile individuals who can adapt to different situations and excel in various fields.

Overall, the name Benjamin carries a sense of authority and distinction. It is a name that has stood the test of time and continues to be popular among parents today. Those named Benjamin often live up to the meaning of their name and leave a lasting impact on those around them.

Origin: Hebrew

Son of the right hand.


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Related names

Benjamin , Banjamen, Banjamino, Banjamon, Banjiman, Benejamen, Benet, Beniamino, Benjaman, Benji , Benjie, Benjimen, Benjy, Bennet, Bennie , Benny , Minyamin, Minyomei, Minyomi

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Overall UK ranking: 42 out of 4789

1423 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (42)
  • Wales (58)
  • Scotland (64)

Historical popularity of Benjamin

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