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Benjamin Name Meaning

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the boy's name Benjamin plus advice on Benjamin


Given Name Benjamin

The name Benjamin is a baby boy name.

Meaning of Benjamin: "son of the right hand" 

Gender: Masculine

Origin of Benjamin: Hebrew

Usage: English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical

Pronounced: BEN-jə-min (English), bawn-zha-MEN (French), BEN-yah-meen (German)   [key]

Meaning & History: From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy)meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).

Derived from the Hebrew binyāmīn (son of the right hand). The name was borne by American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin

Biblical Meaning: The name Benjamin is a Biblical baby name. In Biblical the meaning of the name Benjamin is: Son of the right hand.

American Meaning: The name Benjamin is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Benjamin is: Son of the right hand.

English Meaning: The name Benjamin is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Benjamin is: Right-hand son. Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob in the Bible. Famous Bearer: Dr. Benjamin Spock.