I don’t like it because of Benjamin Franklin.
I personally find this name rather boring and annoying I hope at least a few of you agree with my opinion and 4 others sitting with me now.
This is strictly snobby, never name this! Prefer Benjina, much better on a girl.
A classic! I can see this name on someone of any age, it has a distinctive sound and Ben is a great nickname too.
Benjamin might also just mean "son of J/Yamin".
Benjamin's my first name! Benjamin's popular in polls. Check my latest poll:
This name is so damn sexy and it's amazing and it's so handsome. I love it so much. F**k anyone else who says otherwise.
Very handsome and classic name. :D.
Also Judeo-French:
Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman:
My brother's name is Benjamin (though we just call him Ben) and it suits him. Honestly, it's a little funny: I don't think my parents named their child Benjamin because of Benjamin Franklin, but it's funny because my brother is SUPER into history and I think (though he's never said it out loud) that he likes sharing a name with Ben Franklin.
Benjamin “Ben” Kissel is one of the three hosts/cofounders of the Last Podcast Network. In particular he appears on the main show (The Last Podcast on the Left) alongside cohosts Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski. The podcast is generally popular, with a focus on true crime, cryptozoology, folklore, and strange world news.
I really like the name Benjamin. It suits every age range and is lovely and classic.
It's overused, and at least one Benjamin/Ben I know is a real jerk.
Back There Benjamin, a track by English musician The Caretaker, possibly named after Benjamin Libet.
Although it's not one of my favorites, I still think Benjamin is a pretty good name. I mean, it definitely ages well, in my opinion, and I really like Ben/Benny for a nickname. Benji's cute, too.
I like it but it's way too common and has too many negative associations now.
So lifeless.
I have no qualms with Benjamin. The only peeved thing I have about it is if your name is Benjamin people automatically think you go by Ben. Much like Alexander/Alexandra where people think you go by Alex. I kind of like it, the name really doesn't need a nickname. It's great the way it is.
Name of the day: Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
My name is Benjamin, I used to dislike this name when I was younger, as many others have stated we get called Benjamin Franklin in school. But, now that I’m older I actually enjoy my name and take that as a compliment. Benjamin Franklin is the only person on USA Currency that is not a president of United States of America, and it’s the 100 dollar bill. The name feels formal and eloquent and aristocratic.
My name is Benjamin and I don’t like the name. In school everyone calls me “Benjamin Franklin” or “Ben Dover” (Bend over). It gets very annoying when my name comes up in a conversation because 80% of the time someone will tease me for it.
I deeply despise the name Benjamin. In my opinion, it's rather harsh and unattractive, and I know 2 Benjamin's. It's also wimpy and whiny. I give it a 0.5/10!
Very unattractive.
This name has gotten super popular and I can't blame them. It's super cute in my opinion.
I DO like this name, the only problem is that it reminds me of Benjamin Franklin all the time. And, as the other commenters pointed out, this name is a little boring and common.
Also Provençal and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
I like it. Gives me royal vibes, especially the French pronunciation. (Look it up on google)
Ew, hate it, despise! I do NOT recommend naming your son Benjamin! I have never met a Benjamin without him being RUDE and ANNOYING, and SUUUUUUPER BOYISH! Name your son Jonah instead, that's much, much, much, much, much, much, much, MUCH, better! 0/10.
In my opinion, this name is unattractive.
Boring and uninteresting.
Common name but handsome for a young boy.
My name is Benjamin but everyone calls me Ben. All the people in the comments say the name is too common and they hate it. I never met someone named Benjamin before besides me, well I know a few Bens. And I have only had one person call me Benjamin Franklin once, it was just a joke. I don't think Benjamin Franklin ruined the name he's the only famous person with the name.
Not my favorite but it’s okay.
Average name, just meh - 5/10.
Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of the United States, statesman, diplomat, inventor, scientist, and genius.
My name, flexible throughout history and the person's age. Lots of nicknames to choose from and its meaning (Son at my Right Hand).
I love this name. I wouldn't give it to my child, though, because of how popular it is, but it would certainly make a nice middle name.
My real name is Benjamin and at first I hated it! I felt like I was too common and it was annoying how everyone always asked me, "Is it Ben or Benjamin?" T_TRecently I have been going by my middle name Lovell, but I am starting to miss my first name. People tell me it is very beautiful and a sweet boy name and I wish I could name one of my kids by that name!I recently entered high school and my name was really common so that's why I went by Lovell. It is a great name and reminds me of handsomeness, kindness, hopeful, tender, and strong.
I like this name very much, it is my name, but I like being called Ben though. This is very popular and classy. I am 12 right now and I think that I could use this name when I am a adult too.
Really good name!
My son Benjamin is a young teen born later in the first decade of the 2000’s and I love this name on him. He’s tall, intelligent, and a strong yet kind person. I hadn’t considered the nickname “Benji” until I found it so cool to the ear in the recent Mission Impossible films, with Benji being a big part of Ethan Hunt’s IMF team!
Benjamin Netanyahu ruined the name
Don't want that association for my son.
It's okay but there are better Old Testament names, and also not keen on Ben on its own and people can't be bothered to say Benjamin. One thing I will say is that it sounds quite exotic.
I named my son Benjamin. I have never met a Benjamin who wasn't a happy, friendly, awesome person. And my little boy encompasses all the possible nicknames at various times of the day... Ben when he's serious; Benji when he's bouncing around being funny; Benny when he falls down and needs a cuddle; Benjamin when he's lovey and giving hugs and kisses.
This is a nice name. I'm considering naming my future son Benjamin.
Awful harsh not handsome. Yes the name is Hebrew in origin but Benjamin Franklin ruined this name TOTALLY. It's an old man name. I can't picture a young person with this name.
Benjamin Franklin ruined this name? Haha.
I'd name my son Benjamin after my brother. His middle name is Benjamin. :)
My name is Benjamin and I think it’s a nice classy name, there doesn’t seem to be anything stereotypical about it and you will probably never hear anything publicly bad about it. However I’ve been called many nicknames like “Benjamin Franklin” in school but it’s all for joking matter and it's never used to be offensive. People will have their opinions both good and bad. The nickname Ben is most preferred. It tends to be one of those names that you can come up with endless silly or cute nicknames about.
Very nice name:)
I really like the name Benjamin and all, but you meet a Benjamin once a month. The name is so popular that the name is like average and a little boring because so many other people have it.
Despite its popularity I am really not a fan of this name, to be honest. It sounds wet, weak and a bit pompous in my opinion. I have met working class and humble James', William's etc although all the Benjamin's I have known have been stuck up middle class prats. The name also doesn't look appealing to me.
It's so handsome and classic, and I like the nickname Ben.
I love this name. It is my favorite name ever. Classic, cute, great meaning.
Beautiful name, my dad's called Benjamin and always gets wound up when people name their kids just 'Ben'.
This is my name and I cannot stand it! I’m only 17 and it’s hideous. From a very young age I hated my name. There are ZERO good nicknames. It’s either Ben, Benny or Jam. And it’s ridiculously popular. “You’re like Benjamin Franklin” is the only thing in my head considering I hear it sixty times a day. It’s also WAYYYY too biblical although I am very religious. Also it’s so unattractive and all the real “guys” are called Mackenzie or Kyle or Jake...something so cool. I am really considering a name change, someone give me ideas. PLEASE. You will make my life as happy as it should have been.
Sorry, I’m in the minority. It’s handsome but it’s easy to lose interest in it. It’s very common and biblical but I dislike the sound to it. And the nicknames Ben and Benny are awful.Most of the Benjamins I met were nice.
Benjamin is a name for a good man, strong thinker, serious and sharp minded.
Benjamin is the name of the old donkey in the novella Animal Farm.
Name of the day: 5/26/19.
The name Benjamin, is an elegant boy’s name that is a timeless gem that shall age gracefully as the years beckon onward from infancy all the way up to the elderly stage of life. A wonderful name. :)
It's "בנימין", not "בןימין" [noted -ed]
I like this name a lot. It really has a certain charm and magnetism that I find highly complimentary. The impression that I have is of someone friendly and good-natured who has certain qualities that are greatly desired.
Benjamin is an attractive and strong name, which feels traditional, yet stylish, and has the advantage of the lovely nickname Ben. Its only caveat is its popularity.
I dislike that form of the name because I have a Benjamin ficus in my living room (my family and I think of it just as 'Benjamin').I love the forms Binyamin or Beniamino though.
Benjamin fig (ficus benjamina) is a kind of ficus, a species of flowering plant. It is also called 'weeping fig', 'ficus tree' or just 'ficus'.
In 2018, 21 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Benjamin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 77th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Ben Shapiro made me fall in love with this name.
When I was about to baptize my sister my father gave me this name. People love me by this name. Everyday I asked God to favour me by my name, let my name which says Benjamin speak for me.
Benjamin Burrows is a character from one of my favourite books, The Apothecary By Maile Meloy.
Very handsome name for a boy.
Benjamin "Ben" Aaron Shapiro is a famous bearer.
Benjamin is a really sweet name. Nicknames like Ben, Benny and Benji work nicely.
Benjamin Disraeli was the United Kingdom's Prime Minister from 1874-1880.
Our son's name is Benjamin and we chose it because we both liked it and his middle name was going to be Shasta (my wife's Dad's name) and it was one of the few names that sounded decent with that!
Benjamin, a good person, who was the youngest brother of Joseph. I have a "kind" grandson named Benjamin, and many people have told him that from older people than him and his peers. His Bar Mitzvah was in November of 2015. He is very proud of his religion.
Benjamin Levi "Benji" Madden is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band Good Charlotte, as well as pop rock collaboration The Madden Brothers. He formed both of these acts with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden. Benji is currently a coach on The Voice Australia.
Benjamin Orr, 1947-2000, the co-founder of The Cars.
Benjamin Flores Jr., also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rap artist. In music, he is known for his rap, "You Might Be the One". In acting, Flores starred as Louie Preston on the Nickelodeon television series The Haunted Hathaways, and since 2015 he has played Triple G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers. He also had a voice role in the animated feature film in Happy Feet Two, playing Atticus the rapping penguin.
Benjamin Castaldi is a French television personality of Italian origin and Polish-Jewish descent through his maternal grandmother and the former host of Secret Story, the spinoff of Loft Story which are the French adaptations of Big Brother. He currently hosts Nouvelle Star, the French adaptation of Pop idol.
Benjamin Millepied is a French dancer and choreographer, who has lived and worked in the United States after joining the New York City Ballet in 1995, where he became a soloist in 1998 and a principal in 2002. He also quickly started creating choreography for the company, and also choreographed pieces for other major companies. He retired from NYCB in 2011.
Benjamin Siegel was a Jewish Mobster, infamous for his temper, and said to have committed a number of murders for the mob.
It is a nice name, but the meaning is a bit snobby. If you have other children, and a "favored son" that might lead to confusion. Still, the popularity of this name makes it stale and bland.
There's a little mistake in the French pronunciation. It should be be^n-zha-ME^N rather than ben-zha-ME^N. [noted -ed]
Too damn long, all the Benjamins I know go by Ben, and it's boring too.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 2008 film starring Brad Pitt.
It's a nice name, but I dislike names that are as common as this one because they feel stale and boring.
Benjamin "Ben" Parish is a protagonist in Rick Yancey's novel "The 5th Wave" and the motion picture of the same name.
In the film "The Patriot", Mel Gibson's character is Benjamin Martin, the hero and main character of the film.
Dislike this name. Sounds old and boring.
Love this name. It is popular for good reasons. It's a very handsome name.
Benjamin Richard Parker, the son of Mary Jane and Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Love this name. It's super popular but for good reason. You can get quite a few nicknames out of it too. Ben, Benny, Benji, Benjo, Banjo.
Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm aka The Thing, founding member of the Fantastic Four in Marvel Comics and adaptations.
Also used in Norway. [noted -ed]
I prefer Benedict.
I ADORE this name! This is number one on my boys list. I will definitely name my future son Benjamin! ^^ You have to admit, using the nickname "Benji" when they're little is just adorable!
Benjamin Jackson was a companion of the First and Second Doctors in Doctor Who.
Great name - good versatility (Benjamin, Ben, Benji), good international appeal, minimal tease-ability.
My husband is Benjamin "Ben". I love the name on its own and with the nickname, I don't think I've ever met a Benjamin who wasn't extremely sweet and friendly. It's also my son Arthur's middle name, after his father. It's been a favorite of mine for ages, I had actually planned on using it as a first name until I met my husband.
Love this name! Classic and timeless. I have a cousin with the name Benjamin and he is the sweetest, brightest little boy. I would definitely name my son Benjamin.
In the book 18, Pete's vulnerable 8 year old son is named Benjamin. He is rarely called Ben, but usually goes by Benjamin.
Name of the Day: May 26, 2013.
I love this name! I also like that its been consistently popular for over 200 years.
Love this name, love the name Ben. Sounds like such a sweet name for a little boy.
Ben Goldwasser is the keyboardist and also writes the music for psychedelic rock-pop band MGMT. He was born December 17, 1982.
Beautiful name, but I don't like it, because of the politics of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield... in my opinion William Ewart Gladstone is better, and not only as a name.
Very nice, classic boys name. I like Ben and Benjy for nicknames.
Even though this name is super popular, it is still my absolute favorite boys name as it is just so handsome!
My boyfriend has this name, but spelled Benjamen with an 'e'. Although I did once date a boy spelled the regular way. What can I say? I'm all about the benjamins (so of course I like this name...)
Benjamin Barker (1776-1838) was a British painter.
Benjamin Tallmadge was an American soldier in the Revolution who ran the famous Culper Spy Ring in New York for George Washington. Also a friend of hanged spy Nathan Hale.
I have a character called Benjamin and I pronounce it in the French and English ways. It depends on who's interacting with him I guess. It's a very kind and sophisticated name to me~
Benjamin Raich is an Austrian skier.
Comedian Owen Smith uses the stage name "Owen Benjamin".
Benjamin is a really nice name.
Also a boys name in Croatia.
The Scarlett Spider (Spiderman's clone) changed his name to Ben Reilly.
Bearer of the name is Benjamin Netanyahu, the coolest Israeli Prime Minister! He is kick-butt and awesome. :)
Benjamin Britten great English composer.
Model Gisele Bundchen and football pro Tom Brady named their son Benjamin.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady just named their baby Benjamin. Easy to pronounce by both their families.
In French, the youngest child in a family is called "le benjamin" (if male) or "la benjamine" (if female) in reference to the Biblical story.
I like this name, but I'm not sure why. I think it's much better than Benji.
Nicolas Cage played Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Gates in the National Treasure movies.
Benjamin Button was the main character both of the new movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the short-story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The character in the movie was very kind, caring, and insightful. This has always been one of my favorite boy's name.
The Hebrew pronunciation is "Ben-yah-meen" and means "Son of my right hand".
Benjamin Linus is a fictional character on the TV-series Lost.
Number 25 for boys in 2005.
Ben Barnes, a British actor who recently starred in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (as Prince Caspian), is actually named Benjamin. He was born on August 20, 1981.
Well, you can't really go wrong with this name. This is one of those safe classic names like Andrew and Jacob that are likely to work on any regular guy and that shouldn't lead to bullying or discrimination, and the name sounds good for kids and adults alike. I also like the sound of the full name more than Ben alone, but Ben is the only decent nickname. Benji sounds like a name for a little kid or a dog, and only annoying and immature frat boys and members of crappy bands that only want to make money would go by Benji.
The last living Thylacine (Tasmainian Wolf/Tasmainian Tiger) in captivity was supposedly named Benjamin.
Believe it or not, but this name is starting to grow on me. I don't just picture losers or preps with the name anymore, and the associations have recently improved drastically. I can even stomach the nickname Ben now. I still don't like it enough to use it, but perhaps for one of my characters!
A famous bearer was Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731–October 9, 1806), a free African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher.
Benjamin is a very nice name with a lot of history. I love the nickname Ben. I can see this name on a jock, a nerd, an actor, a dentist, a doctor, pretty much anything. I hope this name doesn't become too popular.
"Benjamin" is a song by Veruca Salt from the album "Eight Arms to Hold You".
'On My First Son', by Ben Johnson, laments the death of the poet's young son, also Benjamin. The opening line is a reference to the meaning behind the boy's name: "Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy".
My nephew's name is Benjamin. When he was around 8 years old, his father and he were listening to some Bob Marley tunes when "Jammin'" came on. Ben listened intently to the song and then, with a big smile exclaimed, "This song is about ME!" My brother was puzzled but amused. "What do you mean, Ben?" Ben answered, "The guy is singing my name! Been jammin'!" Cool! So Ben will be "Ben Jammin'" forever more!
Benjamin is also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 7. December (Czech) and 31. March (Slovak).
I love this name! There's just something about it that I really love!
Uck. I just plain don't like this name, everyone with the name I've known are either preps or complete losers. It sounds like a name I would like but the few people I've known that have it, aren't exactly my best friends.
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
Benjamin (nicknamed Ben) is the name of one of the Walton boys in the 1970s television show, "The Waltons".
This name is nice but it is still getting plain. It is a very popular birth name for children. I really like the nickname "Ben".
This is a good and wholesome name that's for sure. But it is increasingly common which puts a damper on this gentle name. I've heard this name be used in countless movies, numbers of songs, plenty of people I have passed, and not to mention its famous start in the bible. The meaning, "Son of my right hand" is beautiful and seems like a a symbol of pride one has of their son. Benji is a cute nickname but most people cross compare a dog to this name. Which again is a bad trait for this name. Ben is not bad for a nickname but it's very plain in my opinion. Overall, Benjamin is a name one should consider. But I would only use this name if I had some sort of heart felt binding with it.
This is the name of the lead singer in a rock band called, Breaking Benjamin. They're one of the most talented alternative bands I've come across.
Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce is the main character on the television show "M*A*S*H" (1972-1983) and was played by Alan Alda.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Benjamin here:
German pronunciation: BEN-yah-meen. [noted -ed]
Very popular name in Germany.
Pronounced BEN-ya-min (German). [noted -ed]
Benjamin is the name of Good Charlotte's lead guitarist and back up vocals. I think that it is a beautiful name. When used in the Benjamin form it is kind and sweet. But the nickname Benji it is strong and demanding.
In Denmark the youngest person in a group is called the benjamin. I love this name and I would have loved to give it to my son, but unfortunately Benjamin is so popular in Denmark right now, that it is simply overused and way to common.
Two famous bearers are inventor Benjamin Franklin, and President Benjamin Harrison.
Benjamin is a nice name. It makes me think of someone who is kind, gentle and strong. The one nickname for it that I don't like is Benji.
Benjamin Jorgenson is the lead singer of Armor For Sleep.
Benjamin is one of the stars of the OC's name.
On Star Trek: DS9, the captain was named Benjamin Sisko.
Benjamin was the name of Dustin Hoffman's character in the film The Graduate.
In American slang, benjamins are one hundred dollar bills. They're called that because Benjamin Franklin's face is on them. This usage of the name Benjamin was coined by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, who used it in several songs, including "It's All About the Benjamins."
In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel. The name either means "The Chosen One," or "The Favorite Son". (Most likely The Chosen One).
From the Hebrew name Binyamin. It is composed of two words "Bin" which means "Son" and "Yamin" which "right hand side". In Hebrew right hand side symbolizes strength. Therefore the true meaning is "son of strength". The meaning "son of south" isn’t correct. There is no reference in Hebrew for "yamin" to mean south.
The word yamin does indeed refer to both "right" and "south". South is the direction of the right hand when facing East.
The name Benjamin is from the Arabic "ibn amin" meaning son of, or favored son of the father.
To correct a comment above - Benjamin is a Hebrew name from "Ben Yamin" (son of right (strength)) and is in no way a derivative of the Arabic "ibn amin". Arabic is a related language to Hebrew, so it's not surprising that the Arabic name is somewhat similar to the original Hebrew. But Benjamin was a Hebrew/Jewish name no less than 1,700 years before Mohammed and the advent of Islam. It made it into the Christian world long before Arabs adopted their own version of the name.

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