What 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.
How 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)