Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:13
Meaning:son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age
Imagine trying to come up with 12 different boys’ names for your sons. In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest and most beloved son of Jacob and Rachel. Benjamin may not seem like the most electrifying choice, but today the name is very popular. If you need more proof that Big Ben is back in a major way, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen named their second son Benjamin in 2009, followed by John Travolta and Kelly Preston a year later.

Famous Benjamins

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Benjamin Banneker
    Author
  • Benjamin Bratt
    Actor
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Politician/Inventor
  • Benjamin Harrison
    United States President
  • Benjamin King
    Actor

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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