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Gender: M Meaning of Ben: "son of" Origin of Ben: Hebrew Ben's Popularity in 2012: #745

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Ben, the diminutive of Benjamin or Benedict, can easily stand on its own as a simple, strong, nice-guy choice, though it's somewhat attenuated. Ben is this generation's Bob or Bill.

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Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born Danish nuclear physicist and Nobel prize winner

Pop Culture References for the Name Ben

Alias used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope
"Ben," 1972 horror film about a boy and his pet rat, Ben
"Ben," song performed by Michael Jackson for the 1970s film of the same name
Name of Ross and Carol's son on the Tv show Friends
Ben Tennyson, main character in Cartoon Network's series Ben 10
Ben Warren, character on "Grey's Anatomy"
Ben Elf, character from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"

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