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What does Benji mean?

Benji \b(e)-nji, ben-ji\ as a boys' name. Benji's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Benji means "son". Benji is a form of Ben (Hebrew): short form of Benjamin.


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

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.


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 (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Benjamin (#12 in 2014), Ben (#723), Benny, Bennie, Benjiman and Benjaman. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjaman, Benjamin, Benjiman, Bennie, Benny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Kenji. Like Benji, this name is not frequently used.