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What does Benoni mean?

Benoni \b(e)-no-ni\ 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.

For more information, see also the related boy name Benjamin.


Benoni has 1 related form via Benyamin: Binyamin.


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 (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.988%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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