Meaning and name origin
Benoni \b(e)-no-ni\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Benoni is "son of my sorrow". Biblical: Rachel, mother of Benyamin, knew she was dying after his birth and called him Benoni, but Jacob, his father, changed the name to Benyamin.
For more information, see also the related boy name Benjamin.
Benoni is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Benoni and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Benjamin (#12). (2014 statistics).