Rank 9th Boy Name πŸ”₯ Popular

In 2022, the name Benjamin was 9th most popular baby name for boys and 17th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 10,852 babies were named Benjamin in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 310 babies in the United States were named Benjamin. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 9.2% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Benjamin is around 30 years old.

The name "Benjamin" is very common.

Nicknames for Benjamin include Ben and Benny.

Benjamin Meaning & Origin

Benjamin is a classic biblical name of Hebrew origin that means "son of the right hand" or "son of the south," often associated with favoritism and strength.

The name Benjamin is described as respectable, reliable and thoughtful.


Benjamin is pronounced ben-ja-min in English. The name Benjamin has 8 letters and 3 or 4 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Benjamin

  • The name Benjamin is shared by a famous inventor, Benjamin Franklin, who invented the bifocal glasses.

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