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"
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.