Name: Ben

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ben

  • Meaning:
    Son
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (behn)
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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The male name Ben is from the Hebrew meaning "son", mentioned in the Old Testament.
    Ben is also used as a nickname for Benjamin, the Anglicized form of Binyamin, meaning "son of my right hand". In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob.

    Ben Affleck is a celebrity bearer of the name.

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