Meaning:Son of the right hand, son of the south, son of my days
A classic that never goes out of style, Benjamin is a popular boy’s name of Hebrew origins. In the Hebrew Bible, Benjamin is Jacob’s twelfth and final son and founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. The name means “son of the right hand,” or “son of the south.” In the Samaritan Pentateuch, it means “son of my days.” Apart from being historically and spiritually important to Jewish parents, Benjamin is also a great choice because of its numerous adorable nicknames. These include Ben, Benny, and even Benji, all of which you’ll love calling baby Benjamin as you watch him grow up.
Famous People Named Benjamin
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Benjamin BannekerAuthor
- Benjamin BrattActor
- Benjamin FranklinPolitician/Inventor
- Benjamin HarrisonUnited States President
- Benjamin KingActor
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