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What does Benji mean?

Benji Pronunciation of Benji [ben-ji] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Benji means "son". Benji is an alternate form of Ben (Hebrew): short version of Benjamin.


Benji has 4 variants: Benjee, Benjey, Benjie and Benjy.

8 more alternative forms via Ben, Benjamin: Benjiman, Benjimen, Benn, Benne, Bennie, Benno, Benny and Bibi.

Creative forms:
(male) Belji, Bengio, ..

(female) Benan, Benbri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benji Chester (B.C.), ..

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)

Benji entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1114 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Benji ranked in the Top 2000 are Benjamin (#10 in recent rankings), Ben (#740), Benny (#1444), Bennie, Benjie and Benjiman. Other variants, like Bibi, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Benji reached its apex 135 years ago (median #782) and is almost as conventional today (#1456, 16%). Benjamin has been the most recognizable form, while forms like Ben are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benji, Ben, Benjamin, Benjie, Benjiman in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bennie, Benny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Benet, Bengt, Benjiro, Bennt, Benoit, Benoni, Bent, Boni, Helji, Keiji, Kenji, Rinji, Seiji and Teiji. Like Benji, these names are not frequently used.

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