The name Benson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Ben". Benson is ranked #465 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #6 (British family)".
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Benson has outgrown its long association with a wisecracking TV butler. Parents may see it as an alternate route to nickname Ben, very different in image than the biblical Benjamin. Benson also carries the patronymic theme made popular by Jackson, Harrison, and Jefferson. More recently, Olivia Benson of Law and Order: SVU has reclaimed this as a surname. On a less salubrious note, Benson is still connected to the cigarette brand Benson and Hedges.
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