add to your listSave
Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHN
  [key · IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.

Related Names

VariantsBenj, Benji, Benjy, Bennie, Benny(English)
Other Languages & CulturesBinyamin(Arabic) Benjamin(Biblical) Beniamin(Biblical Greek) Binyamin(Biblical Hebrew) Beniamin(Biblical Latin) Benedikt, Benjamín(Czech) Benjamin, Bendt, Bent(Danish) Pentti(Finnish) Benjamin, Benoît(French) Bieito(Galician) Veniamin(Greek) Peni(Hawaiian) Binyamin(Hebrew) Benedek, Benett, Benjámin, Bence(Hungarian) Benedikt, Benjamín(Icelandic) Benedetto, Beniamino, Benito, Bettino(Italian) Benedictus(Late Roman) Bendiks(Latvian) Benediktas, Benjaminas, Benas(Lithuanian) Venijamin(Macedonian) Benjamin, Bendik(Norwegian) Benedykt, Beniamin(Polish) Benedito, Benjamim, Bento(Portuguese) Beniamin(Romanian) Benedikt, Veniamin, Venyamin(Russian) Benjamín(Slovak) Benito, Benjamín(Spanish) Benjamin, Bengt(Swedish) Bünyamin(Turkish) Benesh(Yiddish)
Same SpellingBen (2)
User SubmissionBen


People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   natural   wholesome   strong   refined  


A Song of Ice and Fire characters, American Horror Story characters, athletes, Australian prime ministers, Charles Dickens characters, Desperate Housewives characters, diminutives, Doctor Who companions, Gundam characters, House of Cards US characters, Hunters characters, Louisa May Alcott characters, Marvel characters, mascots, Never Have I Ever characters, never out of the US top 1000, Parks and Recreation characters, Philip K Dick characters, poets, Queer as Folk US characters, Reconstructing Amelia characters, RuPauls Drag Race contestants, scientists, short forms, smooth jazz, song titles, Star Wars actors, Star Wars characters, Stephen King characters, Supernatural characters, The Great British Bake Off contestants, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel characters, The Walking Dead game characters, Thomas and Friends characters, Tiger and Bunny characters, top 10 in Northern Ireland, top 10 in Scotland, top 10 in Switzerland, True Blood characters, Umbrella Academy characters, Will and Grace characters, William Faulkner characters, world leaders
Entry updated ·