First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Son of my right hand
  2. Hebrew: Behold, a son

First name variations: Benji, Benjie, Bennie, Benny, Benjy, Benyamin, Rube, Ruben, Reubin, Rubin, Reuven, Reuby, Benny, Benjamin, Reuben

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic ben ‘son of’, as in Bensoussan. This is quite commonly used as a surname among Muslims living in France.
  2. Italian (also Del Ben): from a dialect form of bene ‘well’. This form, without the preposition, is found only in Belluno province, in particular in Taibon Agordino.
  3. Indian (Gujarat): from Gujarati ben ‘sister’, from Sanskrit bhaginī, a title often attached to their given name by Gujarati women. It is not a true family name, but is sometimes used as a last name by women who do not have a surname.

Famous people with this first name: Ben Affleck, Ben Harper, Ben Stiller

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Neil Young

This name appears in the following lists: Poets

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