• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Son Of My Right Hand

What is the meaning of the name Benjamin?

The name Benjamin is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Son Of My Right Hand.

Nicknames for the name Benjamin include Ben, Benny and Benjie.

One of the most famous Benjamins is Benjamin Franklin, statesman and one of the founding fathers of the United States. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. There was even a Pope Benjamin in the 14th century. Ben Affleck is a popular American actor. Benjamin Agosto and Benjamin Okolski are figure skaters.

Ben Bernanke is the former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Benjamin Disraeli was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Fictional characters named Ben include Ben and Gentle Ben, a rat and a bear in movies by the same name. Human characters include Benjamin Linus from the TV show Lost, Benjamin Stone from TV's Law & Order, and Benjamin from TV's The Walking Dead.

Different Spellings of the name Benjamin:

Benjamim, Benjamen

People who like the name Benjamin also like:

Oliver, Liam, Alexander, William, Henry, Noah, Ethan, Charlotte, Amelia, Olivia, Emma, Violet, Ava, Grace

Names like Benjamin:

Benigna, Benigno, Benjen, Benson, Benzion, Bingham

Stats for the Name Benjamin

checkmark Benjamin is currently #11 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Benjamin is currently #7 in U.S. births

Songs about Benjamin

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A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre - OutKast
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - Iron Maiden