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What does Benne mean?

Benne Pronunciation of Benne [benne] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Benne means "son". Benne is a variant form of Ben (Hebrew): short transcription of Benjamin.


Benne has 1 variant: Benn.

4 more alternative forms via Ben: Benji, Benjy, Bennie and Benny.

Creative forms:
(male) Banne, Beaune, ..

(female) Benna, Bense, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benne Brenden (B.B.), ..

How popular is Benne?

Benne is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29662 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ben (#740 in recent rankings), Benji, Bennie and Benny (#1444) are the prominent related forms of Benne (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Benjy, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Benne was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s (median #782) and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Ben becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Benne is alike in pronunciation to Bain, Ban, Bane, Bayne, Binh, Boine, Boone, Boyn and Boyne. Other recommended names are Banner, Beale, Bede, Beebe, Beirne, Benet, Bengt, Benjee, Benjey, Benjie, Bennet, Bennett, Benno, Bennt, Benoni, Bensen, Bent, Berke, Berle, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernet, Bernie, Bernt, Berny, Blane, Bonner, Borne, Brenn, Brennen, Brennt (see Brent), Burne, Byrne, Deane, Dene, Donne, Dunne, Enne, Gene, Gunne, Heine, Herne, Janne, Keane, Keene, Keyne, Leone, Lonne, Rene, Renne, Verne and Wynne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Benne.

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