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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Most Famous People Named Benjamin

character on TV's "Growing Pains"
of the sons of Harim (Ezra 10:32)
U.S. Senator from Ohio
barber in The Fortunes of Nigel (1822) by Sir Walter Scott
American scientist and surveyor
1st Earl of Beaconsfield
9th Prime Minister of Israel
main character on animated series "Ben 10"
main character in film "The Graduate"
character on TV's "Ravenswood"
character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
character in Gertrude Chandler Warner's "The Boxcar Children"
American actor
character on TV's Parks and Recreation
American actor and director
also known as The Thing
main character on TV's M*A*S*H
English actor
son of Bilhan
" F. Scott Fitzgerald story and film
English composer
Founding Father of the United States
ventriloquist duo in video game 'Ace Attorney'
23rd U.S. president

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Names Created Using the Letters in Benjamin