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What does Binyamin mean?

Binyamin /bi-nyam-in/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Binyamin is "son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age". Binyamin is a version of Benjamin (Hebrew) with the prefix Biny-. See also Zev.


Binyamin has 1 variant: Benyamin.

Binyamin has 9 more different relations via Benjamin: Beniamino, Benjaman, Benjamen, Benjamino, Benjamon, Benyamino, Binyamino, Veniamin and Venyamin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bainyamin, Burnyamin, ..

(female) Binyamna, Binyamra, ..

How popular is Binyamin?

Binyamin is an uncommon first name for men. Binyamin is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Binyamin and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Binyamin (not ranked) are Benjaman, Benjamen, Benjamin (#12 from recent data) and Zev (#1225). Other variants, like Veniamin, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Binyamin reached its peak 34 years ago (average #1271) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1309, down 6%), but with the form Benjaman becoming less stylish. Benjamin has generally been preferred by parents. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benjaman, Benjamen, Benjamin, Zev in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Anakin, Bain, Beagin, Beaman, Beamen, Beamon, Bellamie, Benejamen, Benjiman, Benjimen, Biagio, Birgin, Bivian, Blain, Bonami, Bonamy, Bradin, Brain, Braylin, Brittain, Bryan, Brysin, Bunyan, Firmin, Jamin, Quintain, Silvain, Sinjin and Yamin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Binyamin.