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What does Benjamen mean?

Benjamen Pronunciation of Benjamen [ben-ja-men] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and Benjamen means "son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age". Benjamen is an alternate spelling of Benjamin (Hebrew).

Associated with: old.


Benjamen has 4 variants: Benjaman, Benjamino, Benjamon and Benjiman.

11 more relations via Benjamin: Benejamen, Beniamino, Benjee, Benjey, Benjie, Benjimen, Benyamin, Benyamino, Binyamin, Veniamin and Venyamin.

Creative forms:
(male) Benjae, Blonjamen, ..

(female) Benjalee, Benjama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benjamen Caius (B.C.), ..

How popular is Benjamen?

Benjamen is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#134037 out of 150436, Top 89%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Benjamen reached its apex position of #1054 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benjamen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Benjamen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Benjamen are Benjamin (#10 from recent data), Benjiman, Benjie and Benjaman. Other forms, like Benjamino, are uncommon. These forms of Benjamen were favored as birth names 35 years ago (average #1351) and have remained as common to this day (#1602, 7.2%), but with forms like Benjiman becoming somewhat outmoded. Benjamin has been the most prevalent.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benjamen, Benjaman, Benjamin, Benjie, Benjiman in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Benjamin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beacon, Beagan, Beagen, Beagin, Beale, Beaman, Beamann (see Beaman), Beamen, Beamer, Beamon, Beamus, Beavan, Beaven, Beegan, Beeman, Beemer, Beemon, Belamy, Belden, Bellamey, Bellamie, Bellamy, Bellden (see Belden), Benet, Benji, Benjiro, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Bennet, Bennie, Bensen, Benson, Benssen (see Benson), Bensson, Bentlea, Bentlee, Bentley, Bentlie, Benton, Benzion, Bergen, Bernabe, Bevan, Beven, Bevvan, Beyren, Binyamino (see Benjamin), Bjarn, Bonami, Bonamy, Braden, Brenan, Brendan, Brenden, Brennan, Brennen, Brentan, Brenten, Bunyan, Damen, Jeaven, Jensen, Keagen and Reagen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Benjamen.

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