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Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts בֶּן־אוֹנִי(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. Ben-o-nee(Biblical English) Ben-o-ni(Biblical English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBenony, Bennoni

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow". This was the original name of Benjamin ("son of the right hand"), whose father, Jacob, renamed him in Genesis 35:18 (the name Benoni having been given by his mother, Rachel).
Added 1/18/2008 by anonymous
Edited 8/13/2017 by LMS, SeaHorse15 and JovenMistress

See Also

User submissions Bénoni, Benòni