First name origin & meaning:

Latin: Anglicized version of Benedict

First name variations: Benay, Benah, Benea, Bena, Benji, Benjie, Ben, Benjy, Benyamin, Benjamin, Benett, Benoit, Bentley, Benet, Benette, Benit, Benitt, Benyt, Benytt, Bensen, Bensin, Benssen, Bensson, Bensyn, Benson, Rube, Ruben, Reubin, Rubin, Reuven, Reuby, Ben, Reuben

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’.
  2. North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.
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