Benjamin Name Meaning & Origin

Benjamin

Pronunciation: BEHN-jə-min (key)

Origin of the name Benjamin:

Derived from the Hebrew binyāmīn (son of the right hand). The name was borne by American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 90). Short: Ben. Pet: Benny.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ben, Benjamen, Benny

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Benj, Benjy, Jamie, Benji, Ben/Benn, Bennie/Benny, Binns, Benno,Jamin, Benja, Amin, Benjin, Banjo, Benjo, Bemin, Jin, Benster, Benny-Boy, Bunga, Benjibum, Bungabum, Bennyhana
I have a friend named Benjamin and I call him "Neb (Ben backwards)" and "Benny Bunny"

Meanings and history of the name Benjamin
Famous real-life people named Benjamin

Benjamin/Ben Bruce-guitarist for metalcore band Asking Alexandria
Benjamin/Ben Burnley-singer for rock band Breaking Benjamin
Benjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the United States
Benjamin McKenzie - American actor
Benjamin "Ben" Stiller - American actor
Benjamin "Ben" Affleck - American actor
Benjamin Franklin - Founding Father of the United States
Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard - lead singer of band Death Cab for Cutie
Benjamin "Ben" Roethlisberger - American football player
Benjamin "Ben" Foster - American actor
Benjamin "Benji" Madden- guitarist from American rock band Good Charolette, twin brother of band's lead singer Joel Madden
Benjamin "Ben" Hall, bushranger
Benjamin Brady (b. 2009), son of Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bündchen and American football quarterback Tom Brady
Benjamin Travolta (b. 2010), son of American actor, film producer, dancer, and singer John Travolta and American actress and former model Kelly Preston
Benjamin Flores Jr., American actor and rapper

Benjamin in song, story & screen

"Benjamin Bunny", cousin of "Peter Rabbit", in Beatrix Potter's tales for children
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - F. Scott FitzGerald short story being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt
Benjamin Moore - line of house paints in the U.S.
Benjamin was the 12th and youngest son of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob.
Benjamin J. Grimm, the Thing of the Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics character)
Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (MASH)
the band Breaking Benjamin
Benjamin Linus, character from ABC's Lost.
Benjamin "Ben" Seaver, character from "Growing Pains"
Benjamin from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Benjamin "Ben" Carpenter from The Little House series
Ben Kenobi aka Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
Uncle Ben from the Spider-Man comics
Ben Reilly, Peter Parker's clone from the Spider-Man comics
Benjamin Deeds from the X-Men comics
Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine
King Benjamin "Ben," son of Beast and Belle, from Disney's Descendants

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