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) Benjamin(Croatian) Benedikt, Benjamín(Czech) Benjamin, Bendt, Bent(Danish) Benjamin, 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) Benedick(Literature) Benediktas, Benjaminas, Benas(Lithuanian) Venijamin(Macedonian) Benjamin, Bendik(Norwegian) Benedykt, Beniamin(Polish) Benedito, Benjamim, Bento(Portuguese) Beniamin(Romanian) Veniamin, Venyamin, Benedikt(Russian) Benjamín(Slovak) Benjamin(Slovene) Benito, Benjamín(Spanish) Benjamin, Bengt(Swedish) Bünyamin(Turkish) Benesh(Yiddish)
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People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple  

Name Days

Norway: August 30


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Entry updated February 28, 2019