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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Son of Right Hand

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Benjamin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Benjamin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Benjamin:

  • Records indicate that 663,446 boys in the United States have been named Benjamin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1989, when 15,716 people in the U.S. were given the name Benjamin. Those people are now 32 years old.

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    Comments about the name Benjamin

    88% Approval Rating
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      22 Positive Comments

  • "The name Benjamin has a very mature image to it, it reminds people of the character of Captain Benjamin Lafayette "Ben" Sisko, from the hit TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, while another famous namesake is Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane 1966-2000 , the real life late son of Rabbi Meir Kahane 1932-1990" Feb. 4, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Okay I am the awesomest middle name is Eric and my last name starts with a N." Oct. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've been a Benjamin for 35 years now. LOVE IT! The name changes to fit any mood or situation. I was Benji as a kid (still to all my grandparents) but Ben or more formally Benjamin since the 5th grade. The only down sides are the ubiquitous "hey Ben how have you been heh-heh" (heard at least once a day), and the line from that lame chick flick where she calls him Benny Boo Boo. Only the ladies call me that though." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Benjamin was born November 30, 2009. Astonishingly, he shares his birthday with my late father, his paternal grandfather. I named him after a then-5-year-old English boy whom I met while he was on vacation in Vancouver, B.C., with his parents, older brother and two sisters (the eldest and the youngest siblings) in 1994. I was always touched by the love and trust he had for me even though I was a total stranger to him when he met me - it was as if he had known me all his life. I may have waited 15 years to call a boy of my own Benjamin, but it was definitely worth the wait!" Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Benjamin Curtis [last name], is my full name and I love it! I've always gotten the "Ben-jammin" (which is just awesome). For most of my life, I was always called Ben, but for some reason, my girlfriend suddenly started to call me Benjamin more than Ben. Now it has spread throughout her family, and her dad still might slip the "Ben Jammin" out :D" Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "WE love the name and it's our first choice for our baby boy, due at the end of July (2009)." Dec. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I have a boy, this will be one of my top choices for names." Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a Benjamin. love the name. however I HATE when people pronounce the "ben" in benjamin like "bin". It's "behn".... not "bin". If it was "bin", it would be spelled that way!! Its an e for a reason! Ive notices its mostly a southern/black thing but ugh I hate it." Apr. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Of course this deserves a thumbs up - I am a Benjamin Thomas Hutzler - Ben for short. I go for Benjamin when I am in a professional environment and Ben for everything else but either name I enjoy. Please no Benny or Benji. I did like my exwife calling me Benny Baby though :-)" Mar. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're going to name our son Benjamin if/when we have one! :-)" Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name, it "flows". Sounds like a cute guy." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Benjamin in 2005. We call him Ben for short. I think it's a classic, adorable, strong name that I will never tire of!" Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a great name. I get Ben (most of the time), Benji and Benny (from the parents and girls) and Benjamin when im in troble!!!" Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Benjamin in 2005. We call him Ben. We have not met another little Ben yet." Oct. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Benjamin, but mostly call him Benji. You can't help but like a Ben." Sep. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Both Ben and Benjamin are great names. Among my favorite for a boy." Jun. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Prefer it shortenend to Ben. Could be called Benjy as a nickname though!!" Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first born is due in June. We have not found out if it is a boy or a girl but Benjamin is our first and only pick for a boy. It is a very strong masculine name but not too popular!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Benjamin and I really love the name. He never liked it and always wanted to be called Ben but recently he asked people to call him Benjamin instead. He told me he really likes his name now." Dec. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Benjamin that is why I named my son this. This is how you pronounce Benjamin (bin ja mun) but a lot of people say (bin jer men) which is completely wrong." Nov. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like Benjamin...I would shorten it to Ben as a nickname. It definitely seems like a classic name, although I haven't run into many Benjamin's in my life." Aug. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not a lot of people named Benjamin, but it is a great name! A strong name, that people notice, and don't forget!" Jun. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "me no like that name reminds me of kid in my class 5th grade Dec.09,2014" Dec. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Benjamin, 28 from Australia. My mother is the only one who calls me Benjamin now (unless I am in trouble with my wife). Everyone knows me as Ben - I love it, it is simple, to the point and easy to spell. SO why call a child Benjamin when you know they will end up being shortened to Ben anyway? Benjamin is cute for a kid. but not so much for an adult." Aug. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I changed my name from Benjamin to Michael when I was 19. I never liked the sound of it. It sounded really weird to me." Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "I am the greatest Benjamin. My middle name is Clark and my last name starts with a G. XD get it?" Jun. 16, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Benjamin and call him Benji. He loves his name, whether he is called Benji, Ben or Benjamin. None of us really like "Bennie" but no one calls him that. It is a strong, biblical, Hebrew name meaning "son of my right hand". You can't really go wrong naming your son this name. I was surprised to see the one comment from the person who changed his name to Michael. To each his own, I guess. I don't think the name of Michael can hold a candle to the name of Benjamin." Apr. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "The last time I exceedingly fail was taknig the midterm exam of music when I was in high school. The plan was one of my friend sang, another one played piano and I played flute. We guessed if nothing went wrong we could be placed number one because others’ performs were not a big deal but “pride goes before a fall.” The situation were totally out of control when we on stage. Our pianist kept playing the wrong note; the singer influenced by the pianist and turned out the song was disharmonic; I was so nervous that my fingers were shaking and didn’t know what I was doing most of the time. To sum up, we screwed up. Feeling frustrated and guilty because I believed I was the mistake-maker. I would feel better if they yell at me but my lovely friends were not blaming me a bit. For almost a month, I refused and afraid to practice my flute. One day, an idea came into mind. I love playing flute; it made me know who I was and what I wanted, though the day in the classroom really hurt me, I would took it as a lesson and kept moving on." Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest brother is Benjamin Jacob. He likes Ben. Hates Benji, Benj or Benjamin (which are usually all he gets called by his older, but much shorter sister). Ben's 14 and almost six and a half feet tall!!! Lovely name. Good choice for anyone considering it." Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Benjamin, and we all call him Ben, for short. I like the name. Its dignified, can be fun, and simple." Feb. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Benjamin William .. (Last name excluded) . and im the Third. Which means My Grandfather Was "Ben", My father "Benny" and when i was Little, i was "Ben Ben". Now my grandfather is "Pop" my father is still Benny, and Im either Ben, or Benjamin William (When my mother's really angry). Not alot of people use the full name Benjamin, but when they do, it sounds very formal." Sep. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little bro's name is Benjamin. We really like his name, he really likes his name. He doesn't like it when people call him Ben though. I personally call him Benj (haha weird nickname I know)" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I have a hairless rat named Benjamin we call him Benji for short he's so cute." Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Benjamin, and i love it. Such a strong name, and I love the way it rolls off the tongue. We usually just call him Ben, but sometimes I like to call him by his whole name ;0)" Nov. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, its formal when need be and its fun to watch people say it wierd...but ben is far too easy to make fun of so i no longer use it" Oct. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my name is Benajamin, but all of my freinds call me Ben, or Benji. I think my name is very strong and bold and shows authority. Benjamin is a name that is given to people who ALWAYS have hot bodies and have alot of freinds. benajmin a.k.a POPULARITY!!!" Jul. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love this name! It's a strong name and it doesn't sound too trendy, plus Ben is a great nicname." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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