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Pronunciation

bɛnʤəmən

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, French, Dutch

Meaning

If tenacity through the centuries is what you’re looking for in a first name, Benjamin could already be one of your top picks! Benjamin is the English-language version of the Hebrew Binyamin, with its international variants equally popular in their respective countries. If you love the name but keen on a shorter version, Ben, Benny and Benji are a few adorable contractions!

Rank in the year 2015

Benjamin was ranked #16 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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