Benji - boys name

Benji name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Benji name meaning:

The name Benji is a diminutive form of the name Benjamin, which originates from the Hebrew name Binyamin. In Hebrew, Benjamin means "son of the right hand" or "son of the south." The name carries deep biblical significance as Benjamin was the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and Rachel in the Old Testament.

The name Benji has a friendly and youthful connotation, often associated with a cheerful and outgoing personality. It is a popular name choice for boys, especially in English-speaking countries. Benji has a playful and approachable sound, which adds to its appeal as a common nickname or given name.

Overall, the name Benji portrays a sense of warmth, kindness, and positivity, making it a beloved choice for parents seeking a name that exudes friendliness and charm.

Origin: English

Diminutive of Benjamin: Right-hand son.

Related names

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

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 985 out of 4789

30 recorded births last year

Change in rank

  • 10yrs

  • 5yrs

  • 1yr


    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Benji

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Benji from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Benji in 2024