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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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