Benny - boys name

Benny name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Benny name meaning:

The name Benny is a diminutive form of the name Benjamin, which originates from the Hebrew name Binyamin. In Hebrew, the name Binyamin means "son of my right hand" or "son of the south." The name became popular due to its biblical significance, as Benjamin was one of the twelve sons of Jacob and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Benny is often associated with qualities such as strength, loyalty, and leadership. It carries a sense of honor and responsibility, as the name is rooted in the idea of being the "son of the right hand" or the "son of the south." People named Benny are often seen as dependable and trustworthy individuals who can be relied upon to support and protect others.

Overall, the name Benny holds a strong and positive connotation, representing a person who possesses qualities of guidance, protection, and dependability.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Benjamin. Son of the right hand.

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: 815 out of 4789

39 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Benny

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