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benjy

DIMINUTIVE OF:
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:
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Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
benjamin
PET & SHORT FORM
english
benji, benj, Bean

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Beniāmī́n
arabic
binyamin, binyāmīn
bosnian
benjamin
breton
benjamin
croatian
benjamin
czech
benjamÍn
danish
benjamin, Benyamin
dutch
benjamin
faroese
benjamin
finnish
benjamin, Benyamin, Penjaam, Penjami
french
benjamin
galician
Benxamín
german
benjamin
greek
Veniamín
greenlandic
benjamin, Benjamini, Piiniamiit, Pîniamît
hawaiian
peni
hebrew
binyamin, benjâmîn
hungarian - magyar
benjÁmin
icelandic
benjamÍn
irish
benjamin
italian
beniamino
latin
beniamin
lithuanian
Benjaminas
macedonian
venijamin
norwegian
benjamin, Benyamin
portuguese
Benjamim
romanian
beniamin
russian
veniamin
sami - lapps
Benjáme
scottish
benjamin
slovak
benjamÍn
slovene
benjamin
spanish
benjamÍn
swedish
benjamin, Benyamin
turkish
bÜnyamİn
welsh
benjamin

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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