BEN (1)
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BEN   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Benj, Benji, Benjy, Bennie, Benny (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Binyamin (Arabic), Benjamin (Biblical), Beniamin (Biblical Greek), Binyamin (Biblical Hebrew), Beniamin (Biblical Latin), Benedikt, Benjamín (Czech), Bendt, Bent (Danish), Pentti (Finnish), Benjamin, Benoit (French), Bieito (Galician), Peni (Hawaiian), Binyamin (Hebrew), Benedek, Benjámin, Bence (Hungarian), Benedikt (Icelandic), Benedetto, Beniamino, Benito, Bettino (Italian), Benedictus (Late Roman), Bendiks (Latvian), Benediktas, Benjaminas, Benas (Lithuanian), Venijamin (Macedonian), Benedykt (Polish), Benedito, Benjamim, Bento (Portuguese), Beniamin (Romanian), Benedikt, Veniamin, Venyamin (Russian), Benjamín (Slovak), Benito, Benjamín (Spanish), Bengt (Swedish), Bünyamin (Turkish), Benesh (Yiddish)
Popularity
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