US Popularity:1609
Meaning:Son, son of my right hand
Ben is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning “son.” It is related to the name Benjamin derived from the Hebrew Binyamin, which means “son of my right hand.” This short and sweet option is a popular pet name for the likes of Benjamin, Benedict, Benson, and Bennett, but stands proudly in its own right. Baby Ben is sure to love their brand new name!

Famous People Named Ben

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  • Ben Enwonwu
  • Ben Jonson
    Playwright, Poet

Ben Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ben is currently #1042 on The Bump
Boy:Ben is currently #282 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ben is currently #1609 in U.S. births
Boy:Ben is currently #546 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 25
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 350

  • Abarim Publications, Ben meaning

  • Name Doctor, Ben

  • Behind the Name, Ben (1), February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Benjamin, June 2023

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