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 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).