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Gender: Male Meaning of Eben: "stone of help" Origin of Eben: Hebrew, diminutive of Ebenezer

The name Eben is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "stone of help". Eben and is often added to lists like Best Boy Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the Previous Signature".

From the experts:

Though most parents would shy away from Ebenezer, short form Eben is affable and creative and perfectly able to stand alone; nothing Scroogish about it. This also makes a fresh new spin on the very popular Ethan or Evan.

Eben Oleson is the name of the character played by Josh Hartnett in the movie "30 Days of Night."

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Famous People Named Eben

Eben Moglen, Software Freedom pioneer, historian, and Columbia Law professor
Eben Etzebeth, South African rugby player
Eben Alexander, neurosurgeon and author of Proof of Heaven
Eben Britton, American football player
Eben Franckewitz, contestant on season 11 of American Idol
Eben Horsford (19c.), inventor of baking powder
Eben Ezra Roberts, American architect

Pop Culture References for the name Eben

Eben Stanhope, Alison's married brother in the 1930 play "Alison's House"
In ufology, EBE or EBEN = Extraterrestrial Biological Entity
Eben Ramsey, character in the book and film "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

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