Gender: Male Meaning of Ben: "son of" Origin of Ben: Hebrew Ben's Popularity in 2019: #726

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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Rank in US: #726

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Pop Culture References for the name Ben

Benn, Benjie, Benny, Benno, Bennie


Amber2209 Says:


My little brothers name isn’t Ben-Jay, up until he started school we called him Ben, but know there are so many Bens that it’s easier to just call him Jay Jay

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Ben Dover ;)

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