US Popularity:18
Meaning:Son of the right hand, son of the south, son of my days
A classic that never goes out of style, Benjamin is a popular boy’s name of Hebrew origins. In the Hebrew Bible, Benjamin is Jacob’s twelfth and final son and founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. The name means “son of the right hand,” or “son of the south,” which can have plenty of meaning for your little one to enjoy. In the Samaritan Pentateuch, it means “son of my days,” always reminding baby of how much they mean to you. Apart from being historically and spiritually important to Jewish parents, Benjamin is also a great choice because of its numerous adorable nicknames. These include Ben, Benny, and even Benji, all of which you’ll love calling baby Benjamin as you watch him grow up.

Famous People Named Benjamin

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

Benjamin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Benjamin is currently #42 on The Bump
Boy:Benjamin is currently #6 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Benjamin is currently #18 in U.S. births
Boy:Benjamin is currently #9 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 1
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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