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benjamin

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
BINYÂMı̂YN > BENJâMîN
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
BENJâMîN (בנימין) BENIāMī́N (Βενιᾱμῑ́ν)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Hebrew "Binyâmı̂yn > Benjâmîn" (Ancient Greek: Beniāmī́n “Βενιᾱμῑ́ν”), meaning “son of the right hand, favored, darling”. The name is also a patronymic surname. Benjamin was the youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible and it is popular in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths alike, having many variant forms in other languages. The "Benjamin of the family" is a phrase used in several languages to refer to the youngest son, especially when he is much younger than his brothers. Sometimes the name is chosen for a son born to mature parents unlikely to have more children, especially if he has several older siblings.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL

Usage

  • bosnianbosnian
  • bretonbreton
  • croatiancroatian
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
Benyamin
finnish
Benyamin, Penjaam, Penjami
greenlandic
Benjamini, Piiniamiit, Pîniamît
norwegian
Benyamin
swedish
Benyamin
FEMININE
finnish
benjamina
french
benjamine
norwegian
benjamine
slovene
benjamina
swedish
benjamine, benjamina
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
Benja
dutch
Benja
english
benji, benj, benjy, Bean
finnish
Penjam, Penja
slovene
Beno
swedish
Benja, Benya

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Beniāmī́n
arabic
binyamin, binyāmīn
czech
benjamÍn
galician
Benxamín
greek
Veniamín
hawaiian
peni
hebrew
binyamin, benjâmîn
hungarian - magyar
benjÁmin
icelandic
benjamÍn
italian
beniamino
latin
beniamin
lithuanian
Benjaminas
macedonian
venijamin
portuguese
Benjamim
romanian
beniamin
russian
veniamin
sami - lapps
Benjáme
slovak
benjamÍn
spanish
benjamÍn
turkish
bÜnyamİn

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

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BENJAMIN FLORENT MARCHET
THE REINCARNATION OF BENJAMIN BREEG IRON MAIDEN
BENJAMIN ISABELLE AUBRET
BENJAMIN LAFLEUR JACQUES VÉRIÈRES
BENJAMIN LE BIENHEUREUX MARCEL AMONT
HELLO BENJAMIN MELPO MENE .

Notable people and personalities​

Benjamin Agosto (born 1982), American Figure Skater
Benjamin Alard (born 1985), French Harpsichordist And Organist
Benjamin Bara (born 1989), German Actor
Benjamin Biolay (born 1973), French Singer, Songwriter, Producer And Actor
Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), British Composer
Benjamin De Rohan-soubise, Duke Of Fontenay (1583–1642), Leader Of French Huguenot
Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), 19th Century Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom
Benjamin Finocchiaro, Italian Politician
Benjamin Flame, Italian Engineer And Inventor
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), American Publisher, Politician, Writer, Scientist, Inventor, Philosopher
Benjamin Freudenthal (born 1989), Austrian Footballer
Benjamin Friedman (1905–1982), American Football Player And Coach
Benjamin Gerritsz. Cuyp (1612–1652), Dutch Painter
Benjamin Glazer (1887–1956), American Screenwriter, Director And Film Producer
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), 23rd President Of The United States
Benjamin Kimutai (born 1971), Kenyan Long-distance Runner
Benjamin Kuch (born 1988), German Actor And Singer
Benjamin Lauth (born 1981), German Footballer
Benjamin Lay (1681–1760), English Philanthropist, Writer And Quaker
Benjamin Lebert (born 1982), German Author Youth
Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897–1941), American Linguist
Benjamin Leiner (1896–1947), American World Champion Lightweight Hall Of Fame Boxer
Benjamin Luxon (born 1937), British Baritone Singer
Benjamin Mckenzie (born 1978), American Actor
Benjamin Mwangata (born 1966), Tanzanian Boxer
Benjamin Netanyahu (born 1949) Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu (born 1949), Israeli Politician
Benjamin Of Stuckrad-barre (born 1975), German Author And Journalist
Benjamin Of Tudela († 1173), (benjamin Ben Jonah), Traveler, "precursor Of Marco Polo"
Benjamin Okolski, American Figure Skater
Benjamin Simoni, Italian Sculptor
Benjamin Wade (1800–1878), American Lawyer, Senator
Benjamin Yusupov (born 1962), Conductor And Composer
Benjamin Yusupov (born 1962), Israelian Classical Composer, Conductor And Pianist
Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet And Writer
Benjamin Zhang Bin, Mainland Chinese, Artist And Illustrator