"son of"

Ben Origin and Meaning

The name Ben is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of".

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 Popularity

Famous People Named Ben

  • BenLevite in King David's day (1 Chr. 15:18)
  • Benjamin "Ben" JonsonEnglish poet and playwright
  • Benjamin "Ben" SchwartzAmerican comedian and actor
  • Ben HechtAmerican screenwriter
  • Ben FeldmanAmerican actor
  • Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Geza AffleckBoldt), American actor and director
  • Benjamin Edward "Ben" StillerAmerican actor and director
  • Benjamin Todd "Ben" RoethlisbergerAmerican football player
  • Benjamin Thomas "Ben" BarnesEnglish actor
  • Benjamin David "Ben" GilliesAustralian drummer
  • Benjamin A. "Ben" FosterAmerican actor
  • Bennett Joseph "Ben" SavageAmerican actor
  • Benedict Martin Paul "Ben" MulroneyCanadian TV presenter
  • Bennett "Ben" CohenAmerican co,founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Benjamin Solomon "Ben" CarsonSr., American politician and retired neurosurgeon
  • Ben Lawrencebrother of actress Jennifer Lawrence
  • Benjamin "Ben" GibbardAmerican musician
  • Benjamin Jon "Ben" WhishawEnglish actor
  • Benjamin Lauder "Ben" NicholsonEnglish painter
  • Benedict "Ben" CarpenterEnglish sculptor
  • Joseph Benedict "Ben" Chifley16th prime minister of Australia
  • Hunter Benedict "Ben" ShepherdAmerican bassist
  • Ben Roy MottelsonAmerican,Danish nuclear physicist and Nobel prize winner
  • Ben Haggerty aka MacklemoreAmerican rapper
  • Benjamin Scott "Ben" FalconeAmerican actor, comedian and filmmaker
  • Benjamin Michael "Ben" Seewaldhusband of reality TV personality Jessa Duggar
  • Benjamin August "Ben" EcksteinAmerican child actor; triplet brothers Alexander & Caleb
  • Ben VereenAmerican actor, dancer, and singer
  • Benjamin Arthur "Ben" McKeeAmerican musician of band Imagine Dragons
  • Benjamin Schiff “Ben” PlattAmerican stage actor
  • Benjamin "Ben" Tyler CookAmerican actor, singer and dancer
  • Ben NeedhamEnglish boy who went missing on the Greek island of Kos in 1991
  • Benstage name of Lee Eunyoung; singer, songwriter, dancer, and former member of South Korean girl group Bebe Mignon
  • Benjamin Levi "Ben" RossAmerican stage actor
  • Benjamin "Ben" HalloranAustralian international footballer

Ben in Pop Culture

  • Ben Kenobialias used by Obi,Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: A New Hope"
  • Ben Solothe given name of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" villain, Kylo Ren
  • "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
  • Ben GellerRoss and Carol's son on TV's "Friends"
  • Ben Warrencharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Ben Elfcharacter from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
  • Ben Healycop character from TV series "American Gothic"
  • Ben Grimm aka The Thingcharacter in Fantastic Four comics
  • Uncle Ben Parkercharacter in the Spider,Man series
  • BEN Drownedurban myth about a haunted "Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" cartridge
  • Ben Changcharacter from TV series "Community"
  • Ben "Zombie" Parishcharacter from the book "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey
  • Ben Linuscharacter on TV's "Lost"
  • Ben Davidsoncharacter on soap "One Life to Live"
  • Ben Mitchellcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Ben Wyattcharacter on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
  • Ben Quadrinarospod,racer in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace"
  • Ben the Tank Engine Twincharacter on TV's "Thomas & Friends"
  • Ben Jacksoncharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Ben Boykewichcharacter on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
  • Ben Fitzgeraldcharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Ben McPheecharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Ben Brucknercharacter on TV's "Queer as Folk"
  • Ben Braedencharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Ben Mitchellcharacter in "Wolf Creek"
  • Ben Westbournecharacter on TV soap "General Hospital"
  • Ben Daviescharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Ben Harpercharacter on British TV's "My Family"
  • Ben "Bonk" Knoxcharacter in DC Universe
  • Uncle Ben'sbrand of rice
  • Ben Brockmancharacter on TV show 'Outnumbered'
  • Benone of the main characters of Cartoon Saloon's, Song of the Sea
  • Ben Florianson of Belle and the Beast in Disney's Descendants
  • Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Benjamin "Ben" Tennysoncharacter in Ben 10
  • Ben Cartwrighta main character on TV's "Bonanza"
  • Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Gatesmain character of the "National Treaure" movies
  • Ben Cobaltcharacter in the Addicted Series
  • Ben Walshcharacter in "Flowerpot"
  • Ben AaronsonPenderwick, character in "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birsdsill
  • Ben Berrycharacter in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
  • Ben Coppera character in Hogwarts Mystery
  • Ben Pincusa character from the "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" TV series

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