The name Benjamin means Son Of My Right Hand and is of Hebrew origin. Benjamin is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for boys.
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.
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 and Benjamin Stone from TV's Law & Order.
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