Most Popular Names
Origin : Hebrew
son of the right hand
The name Benjamin is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of the right hand". Benjamin is a biblical name that has enjoyed widespread favor for decades -- and is attractive and strong enough for it to break into the top 10 for the first time ever in 2015. It has stayed near the top of the charts since. One of those golden boys' names that feels traditional as well as sensitive and stylish, Benjamin has the further advantage of the friendly, accessible nickname Ben. In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Book of Genesis, and he was one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. There have been numerous other notable Benjamin namesakes that followed, from Benjamin Franklin to Dr. Benjamin Spock. The name's popularity spiked after the release of The Graduate in 1967, with Dustin Hoffman playing the iconic Benjamin Braddock. Two recent, high-profile baby Benjamins were born to Kelly Preston and John Travolta, and to Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady.
Popularity of name Benjamin over time
There are 750879 people in the U.S. with the first name Benjamin, this name was mostly popular in 1989 with popularity 15730 .
Benjamin is used for both genders.
99.68 percent of people with the first name Benjamin are man
0.32 percent of people with the first name Benjamin are woman
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