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pinWhat does Benson mean?

Benson /ben-son/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name means "son of Ben". Transferred use of the surname as a given name since the 19th century. Also linked to the place Benson (formerly Bensington) in Oxfordshire.


Benson has 3 variants: Bensen, Benssen and Bensson.

Kreatif forms: Benmon, Bensonna, Bensonni. [more]

pinHow popular is Benson?

Benson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#332 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Benson for boys. Benson entered the list in 2010 and reached its top rank of #526 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Benson name in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Benson is pronounced similarly to Benzion. Other recommended similar baby names are Benton and Jenson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Benson.