Gender: Male Meaning of Ben: "son of" Origin of Ben: Hebrew Ben's Popularity in 2018: #692

The name Ben is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of". Ben is ranked #692 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters (10 names)".

From the experts:

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 is #272 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Ben

Benn, Benjie, Benny, Benno, Bennie


RoddyThlayli Says:


If you factor in all the Benjamins, Bennetts, Benedicts etc. who could be called Ben, it's a lot more popular than it appears on charts.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


It's weird seeing as this name is not popular, but I know a bunch of boys called Ben?

kertheshe Says:


Very overused, wouldn't name my kid this.

Ben Says:


I Like My Name Ben