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Girl Names Starting with Ben-

Ben- baby names and what they mean, with 10 results. Ben- names are used more often as masculine names. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the 1930s and are now much less common, with names such as Bennie becoming less fashionable. Benham (top 4%) and Benning (6%) are popular Ben- last names. Here is the list of Ben- names for boys.

Ben- names

Bena - Bentley

Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Wise." Brena is also a marginally favored birth name. See also Mena.

Bernadette and variantsBenadette, Bennie1, Benny1
Var. of Bernadette. Root fr. French, Old German words. "Strong, brave bear." Common as surnames. Compare Bennie (upper 18%) and common -ie surnames Batie (upper 13%), Beaudrie (34%).

Benedicta and variantsBenedicta1, var. Benedetta1, Benedicte, Benedictine, Benedikta1, Benedyta, Benita1, Benetta1, Benoite1, Benni1, Bennie2, Bente
Source fr. Latin. "Blessed." Benita and Bennie are more commonplace as baby names among the variations of Benedicta.

Benicia, var. Benecia
Origin fr. Spanish word. "Blessed one." Benicia and Benecia are rare as girls' names.

Root fr. Latin word. "Kind, well-born." Not in popularity charts.

Benita2, var. Bendite, Benedetta2, Benedicta2, Benedikta2, Benetta2, Bennie3, Benni2, Benny2, Benoite2
Root fr. Spanish, Latin words. "Blessed." Benny and variants peaked in popularity during 1930-1939, but now, Benita has become somewhat outmoded.

Benjamina, var. Benyameena, Benyamina
Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Son of the right hand." Not widespread. Benjamina, Benyameena and Benyamina are not found in the US Demographics.

Form of Bernice. Origin fr. Greek language. "Victory bringer." Benni is not a Top 2000 name. See also Bonny.

Var. of Bernadine. Root fr. Old French, Old German words. "Strong, brave bear." Uncommon. Benni is not found in the US Demographics. See also Berni.

Bentley and variantsBentley, var. Bentlea, Bentlee, Bentleigh, Bently
Derivative of Old English word. "Meadow of bent grass." Bentley is in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ben- names for girls.

1. Bena - Bentley
Bena, Bernadette [Benny, Bennie, Benadette], Benedicta [Bente, Benni, Benita, Bennie, Benetta, Benoite, Benedyta, Benedikta, ..], Benicia [Benecia], Benigna, Benita [Benny, Benni, Bennie, Benetta, Benoite, Benedetta, Benedikta, Benedicta, ..], Benjamina [Benyamina, Benyameena], Bernice [Benni], Bernadine [Benni], Bentley [Bently, Bentlee, Bentlea, Bentleigh]

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