Name Benjamin Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Benjamin


Benjamin is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Benjamin?

Benjamin is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. Benjamin (originally Binjamin / בִּנְיָמִין) was the youngest son of Jakob.

What does the name Benjamin mean?

Benjamin means “child of good fortune”, “son of the right hand” and “son of the south” (from Hebrew “ben/בֵּן” = son + “yamín/יָמִין” = right (hand)/south).

Pronunciation of Benjamin

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Popularity of the name Benjamin

The name Benjamin is ranked #145 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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