"son of Ben"

Benson Origin and Meaning

The name Benson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Ben".
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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Famous People Named Benson

  • Benson Taylor (born Mark Davison)English film composer
  • Benson HendersonAmerican mixed martial artist
  • Benson Dillon BillinghurstAmerican educator
  • Benson Stanley Osmond (b. 2014)son of Brandon Osmond; grandson of singer Donny Osmond
  • Robby BensonAmerican actor

Benson in Pop Culture

  • Benson DuBoismain character on TV's "Benson"
  • Bensoncharacter on animated series "Regular Show"
  • Olivia Bensoncharacter on TV's "Law & Order: SVU"
  • Fredward "Freddie" Bensoncharacter on TV's "iCarly"
  • Barry B. Benson"The Bee Movie"

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