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What does Benn mean?

Benn Pronunciation of Benn [benn] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Benn is "son". Benn is an alternate form of Ben (Hebrew): short variation of Benjamin.


Benn has 1 variant: Benne.

10 more alternative forms via Ben, Benjamin: Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Bennie, Benno, Benny, Bibi and Yemin.

Creative forms:
(male) Baynn, Bene, ..

(female) Been, Benan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benn Luka (B.L.), ..

How popular is Benn?

Benn is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#6973 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Ben (#740 via latest list), Benjamin (#10), Benji, Benjie, Bennie and Benny (#1444) are the popular varying forms of Benn (unlisted). Usage of these relations of Benn was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (average #860) and is almost as conventional today (#1365, 13% less usage), but with forms like Ben becoming less in vogue. Benjamin is the most trendy boy name among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Benn is pronounced similarly to Bain, Ban, Bane, Bayne, Binh, Boine, Boone, Bowen, Bowin, Boyn and Boyne. Other suggested similar names are Beal, Bear, Beau, Beck, Beda, Bede, Bell, Benet, Bennet, Bennt, Benoni, Bensen, Benson, Bent, Benton, Berk, Berl, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berny, Bev, Bevan, Bevin, Bevon, Bing, Bond, Boni, Born, Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenan, Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Bryn, Burn, Byrn, Conn, Dann, Deonn, Donn, Dunn, Eann, Fenn, Fynn, Glenn, Gunn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Mann, Penn, Ronn, Seann, Vann, Winn, Wynn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Benn.

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