• 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.

According to the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

The name Benjamin was introduced to England by the Normans after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It became a popular name in England during the Middle Ages and has remained a popular name ever since.

The name has been associated with many notable figures throughout history, including statesmen, scientists, writers, and artists. The name's popularity is due to its strong biblical roots and its classic sound. Nicknames for the name Benjamin include Ben, Benny and Benjie.

Five famous people named Benjamin include:

Benjamin Franklin - one of the founding fathers of the United States, a statesman, diplomat, inventor, and writer.
Benjamin Netanyahu - an Israeli politician who served as the Prime Minister of Israel for several terms.
Benjamin Disraeli - a British statesman and writer who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Benjamin Harrison - the 23rd President of the United States who served from 1889 to 1893.
Benjamin Bratt - an American actor known for his roles in movies such as "Miss Congeniality" and TV shows like "Law & Order" and "Private Practice."

Five fictional characters named Benjamin include:

Benjamin Linus - a character from the TV show "Lost," played by actor Michael Emerson.
Benjamin Button - the titular character from the short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the movie adaptation of the same name, played by actor Brad Pitt.
Benjamin Barker (Sweeney Todd) - a character from the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," who is also known as Sweeney Todd, played by actor Johnny Depp in the 2007 movie adaptation.
Benjamin Stacks (Daddy Warbucks) - a character from the musical "Annie" and its various adaptations, including the 2014 movie adaptation, played by actor Jamie Foxx.
Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin - a character from the TV show "Prison Break," played by actor Rockmond Dunbar.

Different Spellings of the name Benjamin:

Benjamim, Benjamen

People who like the name Benjamin also like:

Henry, Liam, William, Oliver, Jacob, Ethan, Alexander, Ava, Emma, Olivia, Amelia, Abigail, Charlotte, Grace

Names like Benjamin:

Benson, Benzion, Bingham, Benigno, Benjen, Benigna

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Benjamin Allen Cohen - son of Andy Cohen , born 2019
Benjamin Travolta - son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston , born 2010
Benjamin Brady - son of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen , born 2009
Zion Benjamin Zobrist - son of Ben Zobrist and Julianna Zobrist , born 2009
Abraham "Bam" Benjamin Brown - son of Jessie Cave and Alfie Brown , born 2020

Stats for the Name Benjamin

checkmark Benjamin is currently #18 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Benjamin is currently #11 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
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