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Benjamin Name Meaning


How to Pronounce Benjamin

Syllable : ben·ja·min

Spell : [ben-juh-muh n]

Phonetic : /ˈbɛn dʒə mən/


What does Benjamin Mean?

Benjamin Name Gender : Boy Names

Benjamin Name Origin : The origin of the name Benjamin is English baby names

Meaning Of Benjamin : Benjamin name meaning is also French and German): of biblical origin. Benjamin was one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel, the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother Rachel died in giving birth to him, and in her last moments she named him Benoni, meaning `son of my sorrow`. His father, however, did not wish him to bear such an ill-omened name, and renamed him Benyamin (Genesis 35: 16-18; 42: 4). This means either `son of the right hand` or more likely `son of the south` (Hebrew yamin can also mean `south`), since Benjamin was the only child of Jacob born in Canaan and not in Mesopotamia to the north. Another tradition is that the second element of the name is a variant of the Hebrew word yamim which means `days` but is used idiomatically to mean `year` or `years`. The name would then mean `son of (my) old age` and refer to the fact that Benjamin was Jacob`s youngest child. In the Middle Ages the name was often given to sons whose mothers had died in childbirth. Today it has no such unfortunate associations, but is still mainly a Jewish name. In the Scottish Highlands it has been used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BEATHAN.

Benjamin Name Variations : Benjamin name variations are Jewish: Binyamin (the modern Hebrew form). Russian: Venyamin. Short form: English: Ben. English: Benny, Bennie, Benji(e).

In addition to these data about Benjamin name meaning, Benjamin name is a boy name that starts with B and letter B means that You are emotional, sensitive, and a bit shy, you are friendly and understanding. Peace and harmony are essential to your happiness, you are sensitive, you are loyal and firm in your beliefs, often clinging to ideas after they have outlived their usefulness, you must learn to change more with the times and become more independent in thought. You can search our database via baby name finder tool to find similar names of Benjamin name. If you know more about Benjamin name meaning, please send us feedback, we are looking forward your contributions. Please read all sections of the name Benjamin. If you consider Benjamin name is proper name for your baby, please inform us what you think about your decision. Names that sound like Benjamin : Ben-Ami Benneit Beore Benjy Benes .


Etymology Of The Name Benjamin

Masculine proper name, in Old Testament, Jacob's youngest son (Gen. xxxv:18), from Hebrew Binyamin, literally "son of the south," though interpreted in Genesis as "son of the right hand," from ben "son of" + yamin "right hand," also "south" (in an East-oriented culture). Compare Arabic cognate yaman "right hand, right side, south;" yamana "he was happy," literally "he turned to the right." The right was regarded as auspicious (see left and dexterity). Also see Yemen, southpaw, and compare deasil "rightwise, turned toward the right," from Gaelic deiseil "toward the south; toward the right," from deas "right, right-hand; south." Also compare Sanskrit dakshina "right; south." Slang meaning "money" (by 1999) is from portrait of Benjamin Franklin on U.S. $100 bill.


Benjamin Name Definition

noun : benzoin, gum benzoin, benjamin, gum benjamin, asa dulcis (gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation)

noun : Benjamin ((Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel)


Popularity Of Benjamin

For U.S. births in 2015, the number of births with name Benjamin is 13608, representing about 0.769106 percent of all male births in 2015. See interactive baby names map for Benjamin name popularity by states.

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united states popular baby namesUnited States12
England and Wales popular baby namesEngland and Wales30
Ireland popular baby namesIreland68
united kingdom popular baby namesScotland47
Canada popular baby namesCanada6
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New Zealand popular baby namesNew Zealand9
sweden popular baby namesSweden30
norway popular baby namesNorway103
france popular baby namesFrance77
denmark popular baby namesDenmark26
austria popular baby namesAustria23

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