What does Benji mean?
Benji /ben-ji/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Benji's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Benji means "son". Benji is an alternate form of Ben (Hebrew): short version of Benjamin. Compare last name Banjo.
Benji has 24 more alternative forms via Ben, Benjamin: Benejamen, Beniamino, Benjaman▼, Benjamen, Benjamino, Benjamon, Benjiman▼, Benjimen, Benn, Benne, Bennie▼, Benno, Benny▼, Benyamin, Benyamino, Bibi, Binyamin, Binyamino, Jamin, Veniamin, Venyamin, Yamin, Yamino and Yemin.Kreatif forms: Benbi, Binji, Bynji. [more]
How popular is Benji?
Benji is a rare first name for males. Benji is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular alternative forms of Benji (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Benjamin (#12 in 2014), Ben (#723), Benny, Bennie, Benjiman and Benjaman. Variants like Yemin are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6613%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2108%, down 68.1%), with the versions Ben, Benjaman, Benjiman, Bennie and Benny falling out of fashion. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Benji and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Kenji. Like Benji, this name is not frequently used.