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Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
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, Benjámin, Bence Hungarian Benedikt, Benjamín Icelandic Benedetto, Beniamino, Benito, Bettino Italian Benedictus Late Roman Bendiks Latvian Benediktas, Benjaminas, Benas Lithuanian Venijamin Macedonian Benjamin Norwegian Benedykt Polish Benedito, Benjamim, Bento Portuguese Beniamin Romanian Benedikt, Veniamin, Venyamin Russian Benjamín Slovak Benito, Benjamín Spanish Benjamin, Bengt Swedish Bünyamin Turkish Benesh Yiddish
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Entry updated March 21, 2014   Contribute