Benaiah is a common name in the Torah, but its most famous bearer is one of King David's soldiers. This Benaiah proclaimed David's son, Solomon, king and served as the chief of his army. This Hebrew name is traditionally used for boys, with Ben being an easy nickname. Benaiah means "Yahweh builds" and comes from the root verb bana, meaning "to build." The second part of the name comes from the word Yah, which refers to Yahweh, or god. This name will be especially meaningful if you hold your faith close to your heart and believe baby to be a perfect blessing.
Benaiah Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Benaiah is currently #2242 on The Bump
Boy:Benaiah is currently #1560 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Benaiah is currently #1260 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Benaiah is currently #2974 in U.S. births
Boy:Benaiah is currently #3065 in U.S. births
Yearly Ranking Change:
In comparison to the previous year's data
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Was this page helpful?
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List