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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ben
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ben in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Ben:
Records indicate that 80,906 boys in the United States have been named Ben since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 1,278 people in the U.S. were given the name Ben. Those people are now 102 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ben
Based on the comments submitted below
8 Positive Comments
"I used to be called Benjamin but my family decided to quickly change it to Ben. Cool name, huh :(" Jan. 25, 2020:
"B to the E to NN BEN, thats the way uhuh uhuh I like it uhuh uhuh!" Jul. 21, 2009:
"My name is Ben and I used to not like it but I love it now. Of all the Ben's I've come across in the last 14 years, almost all seemed to be like me in some way.
Smart, funny, and love to be a leader." Aug. 17, 2008:
"Ben sounds strong, stable, dependable, cute, handsome." Dec. 17, 2007:
"Our eight year olds son's name is Ben and I still love the name. It is traditional and strong. It will fit what ever he decides to be in life." Jun. 9, 2007:
"My son is Ben, not Benjamin, and I just love the name. It's a a strong yet sensitive name and suits little boys, adolescents and men. Plus it's a great first name if your last name has a lot of syllabals." May. 25, 2007:
"My boyfriends name is Benjamin but everyone calls him Ben for short." Mar. 5, 2007:
"My name is wicked! It's not short for benjamin, benito or anything else fruity it's just plain cool. And orginal!" Dec. 15, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"I know a lot of Bens, and I will say that some are pretty nice. But I also know a Ben who is not nice, and his relative badness brings down the average. Sorry to Bens everywhere." May. 12, 2020:
6 Neutral Comments
"I like this name but then I don't my brothers name is Ben don't really like it" Feb. 19, 2017:
"my son was named benjamin,but from very young age he insited his name was just BEN..lol..we loved both names so it was his choice so he is Just Ben..." Mar. 31, 2009:
"im ben. plain fat and tall.
i rock ur socks bang bang bang" Jan. 5, 2009:
"Why do you not take into account the connection between Ben and Benjamin? This would be a very different graph then. You might thing about doing a double bar line graph to show them both on one graph to see the change between Formal and Informal forms of Benjamin as Legal names." Feb. 25, 2008:
"I'm not really sure if I like my name. I mean, I think I like it, but I think I don't like it too. Man, I'm so glad "Not sure" is an option. I'm definetly not sure." Feb. 18, 2007:
"Popular name. I know (of) lots of Bens or Benjamins (I like the longer version better) and most of them are young so I guess this name must have been quite trendy at some time." Apr. 26, 2006:
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