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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.BEN-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
VariantsBen, Benj, Benji, Benjy, Benny
Other Languages & CulturesBinyamin Arabic Benjamin Biblical Beniamin Biblical Greek Binyamin Biblical Hebrew Beniamin Biblical Latin Benedikt, Benjamín Czech Benjamin, Bendt, Bent Danish Benedictus, Benjamin, Ben Dutch Pentti Finnish Benjamin, Benoît French Bieito Galician Benedikt, Benjamin, Ben German 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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currently out of the US top 1000, diminutives, unisex
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute