Ben name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew and Arabic
Usage: English, Hindi, Tamil, Frisian, Dutch, Hebrew, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Ben ben
Meaning: Son of the South, Meadow with Coarse Grass, Son of Luck, Son of the Right, Son Of, Blessed, Son of Fortune, Bärenstarke and Son Son Of
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What does Ben mean?

Ben means Son of the South, Meadow with Coarse Grass, Son of Luck, Son of the Right, Son Of, Blessed, Son of Fortune, Bärenstarke or Son Son Of is used mainly in Hindi, Norwegian, Faroese, Danish, Frisian, Finnish, Tamil, Icelandic, Hebrew, Swedish, English, Dutch and Greenlandic has its origin in Arabic and Hebrew is bestowed upon both sexes.

Ben is variation of Benon. Long standing and Admired Benon is used principally in English, Benon means "Industrious and From a Good Family Well-Born" has its origin in Gaelic, Irish and English.

Ben is variant of eternal and famous Benton. Meaning of Benton is Bent Grass Enclosure and Homestead is of Old English and Middle origin. Ben is version of desirable and conifer Bentley.

Desirable and Conifer Bentley specifically is used in English and English came from Old English, meaning of Bentley is "Clearing and Meadow". Ben is a shortened form of Benedict. Outstanding and All time favorite Benedict came from English and Latin languages, meaning of Benedict is "Blessed, The Blessed and Happy".

Ben is equivalent of Names Beginning with Bern- in Frisian and German languages. The name is celebrated on March 31st.

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How do I pronounce Ben?

The one syllabled name Ben is pronounced, ben.

Variants of Ben

Behn, Benon, Bentley, Benton, Beanon, Benny, Benedikte, Benedicta

Names that rhyme with Ben

How popular is the name Ben?

Ben is a popular in United States where over 83515 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Recently the name is rising, in 1889, it ranked 43rd when 1276 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 2 times Also, Ben was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 35664 babies have been given the first name in 23 years.

When at its peak in 2002, it ranked 21st when 3190 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 23 years, the name is on free fall on the charts.

In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 12 times

A common name in Netherlands with over 105 new-borns have been given the name since 2017.

At the peak of its usage in 2017, 105 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 165th position. Also, In Belgium, Ben was once a common name since emerging in 1995 it has been given to over 693 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 1996,. After 6 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Ben is a familiar baby name in France, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 600 names.

In 2013, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 533 on boy names chart when 100 babies were named Ben. Over 137 people have been named Ben in France. Ben is a rare baby name in Netherlands where it is still in use.

Over 105 babies in Netherlands have been named Ben. But Ben is a popular baby name in Uganda where every 1 in 900 have the name as well as in, Iraq, Ghana, England, Philippines, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Israel, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Libya, Sudan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Chad, Egypt, Zambia, Rwanda, Malawi, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Madagascar and Togo.

As per our estimate, over 750000 people has been named Ben globally.

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Ben in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Ben

You keep your facade so you don't get too attached to people and experience disappointment, eventually. You prefer determinate and strong partner when it comes to relationships. You get disappointed when you realize that most people worry more about social appearances rather than personal growth. People believe you are cold-hearted and emotionless but the truth is the opposite. You are often seen as the wise weirdo who doesn't talk much.

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  •  Anneke - Unorthodox Annekes origin is African-Hausa and Hebrew is used commonly in Norwegian and Dutch, meaning of Anneke is "He (God) Was Gracious" is a baby girl name
  •  Stefanus - Notably used in Dutch and Swedish, Stefanus is used as a baby boy name, meaning of Stefanus is "The Crowned or The Crowned" came from Old Greek
  •  Senna - The widespread unisex name Senna means "Thriving or Growing" is predominantly used in Dutch, Swedish and Finnish
  •  Arian - Used especially in Swedish and Hungarian loved, Arian aimed at both genders and of Old Greek and Albanian origin, Arian means "From Adria, We Are Gold or The Elements Ar Meaning Gold"
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Middle names for Ben

Here is a list of mainstream and familiar middle names that go with the baby name Ben.

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Sibling Names for Ben

Choosing a name for your baby is a special task that requires careful consideration. If you're thinking about naming your child Ben, you might be curious about what sibling names would complement it. Here are some great options to consider for your little one's brothers and sisters.

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Famous people named Ben

  • Ben K. Green, author
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  • Ben Metcalfe, Canadian journalist and first chairman of Greenpeace
  • Ben Neill, American composer, trumpeter, producer
  • Ben Wallace, American retired professional basketball player
  • Ben Travers, English writer
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  • Ben Mikaelsen, Bolivian American writer of children's literature
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  • Ben Lockspeiser, British scientific administrator and the first President of CERN
  • Ben Nicholas, Australian actor
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  • Ben Franklin, was mayor of the city of Nepean
  • Ben Karlin, American television producer and writer
  • Ben Pimlott, British historian of the post-war period
  • Ben Matlock, fictional character
  • Ben Shibe, American sporting goods and baseball executive
  • Ben Webster, venture capitalist
  • Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive
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  • Ben Sargent, retired American editorial cartoonist
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  • Ben Fong-Torres, American rock journalist, author
  • Ben Wada, producer for the Japanese TV channel NHK
  • Ben Clark, mountaineer and commercial filmmaker
  • Ben Briscoe, Irish former Fianna Fáil politician
  • Ben Maruquin, former field hockey sweeper
  • Ben Kiernan, American academic and historian
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  • Ben Cunnington, British archaeologist most famous for his work on prehistoric Wiltshire
  • Ben Wells, American television and movie actor
  • Ben Ulenga, Namibian politician
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