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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHN
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Meaning & History

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, 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)
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