Name
BENJAMIN

Name BENJAMIN

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 1,392,762 births of Benjamin in the countries below, which represents an average of 9,808 births of children bearing the first name Benjamin per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 30,658 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Benjamin   
In Italiano Nome Benjamin   
Available variants : Benjamín , Benjámin
Variations : Ben , Benjamen , Benjiman


Information about the first name Benjamin

We celebrate Benjamin on March 31st
The first name Benjamin is listed in our categories :The first name Benjamin has been assigned to:
99.95% to boys
0.05% to girls
The country where the first name Benjamin is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 8 letters including 3 vowels and 5 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Benjamin

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Benjamin : Benajmin, Ben-Jamin, Benjiman, Benjmain, Bnejamin, Menjabin

Benjamin in Japanese *

Romajibenjamin
Katakanaベンジャミン
Hiraganaべんじゃみん
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Benjamin in sign language

Benjamin in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Benjamin

US English
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  • From benzoin, modified by folk etymology to match the name Benjamin.
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  • benjamin (countable and uncountable, plural benjamins)
  • A balsamic resin from the bark of Styrax trees used in perfumes, incense, and medicine; benzoin resin.
  • A type of tree which produces benzoin or has similar properties; specifically, Styrax benzoin, Lindera benzoin a Benjamin bush.
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  • Benjamin tree on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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  • benjamin (plural benjamins)
  • (US, slang) Alternative form of Benjamin: a US $100 bill.
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  • Benjamin (plural Benjamins)
  • (US slang, often in the plural) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Synonym: Franklin
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛnd͡ʒəmɪn/, /ˈbɛnd͡ʒɚmɪn/
  • (pin–pen merger) IPA(key): /ˈbɪnd͡ʒəmɪn/, /ˈbɪnd͡ʒɚmɪn/
  • Hyphenation: Ben‧ja‧min
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛnd͡ʒəmɪn/
  • Hyphenation: ben‧ja‧min
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  • Judy Benjamin, main character in the 1980 film Private Benjamin
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  • benjamin
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  • Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.
FR French
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  • From the biblical character Benjamin.
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  • After French Scrabble player Benjamin Hannuna.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • benjamin m (plural benjamins, feminine benjamine)
  • youngest child (in a family)
  • child loved disproportionally more by the parents in a family
  • (sports) One of the age classes for children; varies by sport
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  • benjamin m (plural benjamins)
  • (Scrabble) a three-letter addition to the beginning of a word that creates another valid word, especially one that reaches a "triple word score" square
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  • IPA(key): /bɛ̃.ʒa.mɛ̃/
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General
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  • Benjamin
  • genitive singular of Benjam
SE Swedish
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RO Romanian
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  • Borrowed from French benjamin.
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  • benjamin m (plural benjamini)
  • youngest child (in a family)
Latin
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  • Borrowed from Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamín).
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  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈben.i̯a.min/, [ˈbɛni̯ämɪn]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈben.ja.min/, [ˈbɛnjämin]
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  • Benjamītae
NL Dutch
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  • From Middle Dutch benjamin, from Late Latin Benjamin, from Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamín), from Biblical Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין‎ (binyamīn, literally “son of the right/south or son of days”).
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛn.jaːˌmɪn/
  • Hyphenation: Ben‧ja‧min
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FI Finnish
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  • From Late Latin Benjamin, from Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamín), from Biblical Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין‎ (binyamīn).
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbenjɑmin/, [ˈbe̞njɑ̝min]
  • Rhymes: -enjɑmin
  • Syllabification(key): Ben‧ja‧min
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  • Benjamin is the 154th most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 4,102 male individuals (and as a middle name to 8,073 more), and also belongs to 6 female individuals (and as a middle name to 14 more, making it more common as a middle name), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.
DK Danish
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DE German
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛnjaˌmiːn/, /-ˌmɪn/
  • Hyphenation: Ben‧ja‧min
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Popularity of the name Benjamin

Number of BENJAMIN births per year

Total births of Benjamin by country

Births with the first name Benjamin
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
795,793
472
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
151,748
147
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
87,397
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
68,823
3
CLChili
2010 - 2021
44,704
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
42,467
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
35,399
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
27,497
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
17,167
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
14,038
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
13,843
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
12,886
24
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
10,740
3
SESweden
1998 - 2022
8,942
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
8,919
0
NONorway
1945 - 2022
8,753
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
7,209
1
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
6,955
21
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
5,417
0
FIFinland
2003 - 2022
3,941
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
3,736
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
3,422
0
MXMexico
2017 - 2021
3,373
0
HUHungary
2003 - 2022
2,286
0
SISlovenia
1992 - 2022
1,702
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
1,344
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
1,286
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
915
2
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
799
0
CASKSaskatchewan
2013 - 2022
495
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
63
0
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
30
0

Total births of Benjamin by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Benjamin
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
10,842
0
BRBrazil
2022
6,353
0
ARArgentina
2015
3,696
0
CLChili
2021
2,030
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
1,423
0
DEGermany
2022
853
0
MXMexico
2021
761
0
ONOntario
2019
625
0
AUAustralia
2022
594
0
FRFrance
2022
413
0
NLNetherlands
2022
409
0
SESweden
2022
348
0
FIFinland
2022
335
0
ATAustria
2021
313
0
QCQuebec
2022
256
0
HUHungary
2022
179
0
NONorway
2022
179
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
157
0
BCBritish Columbia
2022
139
0
ABAlberta
2022
138
0
DKDenmark
2022
123
0
NZNew Zealand
2022
100
0
IEIreland
2022
76
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
61
0
ITItaly
2021
51
0
BEBelgium
2022
50
0
PLPoland
2022
47
0
CASKSaskatchewan
2022
43
0
SISlovenia
2022
39
0
NSNew Scotland
2022
25
0

Comments on the name Benjamin

Personalities with the first name Benjamin

There are 678 personalities with the first name Benjamin


Benjamin Franklin
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United states of america British america
Writer Politician Diplomat


Benjamin Disraeli
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United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Writer Politician Novelist Biographer


Benjamin Harrison
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United states of america
Writer Lawyer Politician Statesperson Military officer


Ben Stiller
(Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Comedian Character actor Trekkie Writer Voice actor Film director Film producer Director Film actor Manufacturer Television actor


Jake Gyllenhaal
(Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal) src

United states of america
Stage actor Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Ben Bernanke
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United states of america
Professor Economist Banker Teacher Politician


Sam Harris
(Samuel Benjamin Harris) src

United states of america
Writer Philosopher Neuroscientist Blogger Podcaster


Benjamin Constant
(Henri-Benjamin Constant De Rebecque) src

Switzerland France
Politician Philosopher Diarist Scientist Writer


Benjamin Britten
(Edward Benjamin Britten) src

United kingdom
Composer Politician Conductor Pianist Choreographer


Benny Goodman
(Benjamin David Goodman) src

United states of america
Jazz musician Recording artist Composer Clarinetist Conductor Bandleader Film actor Saxophonist



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Benjamin
Full list of personalities with the first name Benjamin

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Benjamin

There are 3160 actors and actresses with the first name Benjamin
Benjamin Flora
Benjamin Goodall
Benjamin Flores Jr.
Benjamin Mounicq
Benjamin Kyoo Dysager
Benjamin Scherr
Benjamin Daws
Benjamin James Chaplin
Benjamin Steinberg
Benjamin Felix Meyer
Benjamin Djip
Benjamin Molsing
Benjamin Muhic
Benjamin Mowbray
Benjamin Petry
Benjamin Hartinger
Benjamin Weiss
Benjamin Nissen
Benjamin Beatty
Benjamin Bryan
Benjamin Wandschneider
Benjamin Engell
Benjamin Gur
Benjamin Mascolo
Benjamin Bronisch
Benjamin Wussow
Benjamin Ross Kaplan
Benjamin Papac
Benjamin Douglas Rivera
Benjamin Hintze

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Benjamin
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Benjamin

Rankings of first name BENJAMIN by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#1AR Argentina2015
#4CL Chili2021
#4ON Ontario2019
#8AB Alberta2022
#8CASK Saskatchewan2022
#9BC British Columbia2022
#9US United State of America2022
#19NL Netherlands2022
#21NS New Scotland2022
#23FI Finland2022
#26SE Sweden2022
#28QC Quebec2022
#29NO Norway2022
#30BR Brazil2022
#30AT Austria2021
#37NZ New Zealand2022
#38AU Australia2022
#39CH Switzerland2021
#42GB United Kingdom2021
#54SI Slovenia2022
#59DE Germany2022
#66HU Hungary2022
#66DK Denmark2022
#82IE Ireland2022
#88CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#130MX Mexico2021
#162FR France2022
#191PL Poland2022
#225BE Belgium2022
#277IT Italy2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name BENJAMIN (female) births over the last year available in each country