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pinWhat 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, with the suffix -ji, of Ben (Hebrew): short version 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.

Kreatif forms: Benbi, Binji, Bynji. [more]

pinHow 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%, 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.

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