What does Benoni mean?
Benoni /ben-oni/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Benjamin.
Benoni has 1 related form via Benyamin: Binyamin.Kreatif forms: Benone, Benoney, Bynoni. [more]
How popular is Benoni?
Benoni is an unusual first name for males and an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Benoni and affiliated names. Benjamin (#12 in 2014) is the only prominent related form of Benoni (outside Top 1000). Adoption of this boy name is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.988%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)