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.
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