Scripts בֶּן־אוֹנִי(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. Ben-o-nee(Biblical English) Ben-o-ni(Biblical English) [key]
Other Forms FormsBenony, Bennoni
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 1/18/2008
From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow". This was the original name of BENJAMIN ("son of the right hand"), whose father, Jacob, renamed him in Genesis 35:18 (the name Benoni having been given by his mother, Rachel).