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Benoni

What does Benoni mean?

Benoni Pronunciation of Benoni [benoni] 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.

Associated with: biblical.

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Bennan, Brenoni, ..

(female) Benany, Benon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benoni Bradlee (B.B.), ..

How popular is Benoni?

Benoni is an unusual first name for males and an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Benjamin (#10 in 2015) is the only prominent related form of Benoni (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Benoni reached its most widespread 35 years ago (#31) and has remained as widespread to this day (#10, down 6.4%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benjamin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Benoni is pronounced similarly to Benigno. Other suggested similar names are Antoni, Armoni, Barni, Baron, Beacon, Beamon, Beemon, Beirne, Beirnie, Beldon, Belmont, Belton, Ben, Benett, Bengt, Benicio, Benito, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Bennet, Bennie, Bennito, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Benoit, Bensen, Benson, Bensson, Bent, Bentlie, Bently, Benton, Berend, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernie, Bernold (see Bernal), Bernt, Berny, Berton, Beven, Bevin, Bevon, Bevvon (see Bevan), Beyron, Bonami, Boni, Boone, Brendon, Brenn, Brennin, Brennon, Brenton, Brenyn, Breton, Brion, Brunon, Bryon, Byron, Choni, Delani, Doroni, Efroni, Keoni, Lioni, Temeni (see Temani), Toni, Yanni and Zenon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Benoni.

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