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Meaning and name origin

Benson \b(e)-nson, ben-son\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Bensen, Benssen and Bensson.


Benson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#331 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benson for boys. Benson reached its highest rank of #526 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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