Ben

Ben - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ben, meaning son of, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #79. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ben and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ben? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ben. The baby boy name Ben was given to 249 baby boys in 2012, ranking #769 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,591 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ben peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 79.



Famous with this name

Ben Affleck
Ben Kingsley
Ben Stiller


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Ben is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ben is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #357 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,198.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ben is where you live.


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Ben origin and meaning

Ben is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means son of. To see famous people named Ben, pop culture references for the name Ben and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ben

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ben, sorted by popularity.

Bennie / Benny / Bowen / Bonnie / Binyomin / Boone / Binyamin / Binh / Benyamin / Benaiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012769
2011690
2010704
2009651
2008622
2007617
2006553
2005544
2004525
2003539
2002547
2001542
2000554
1999538
1998575
1997542
1996591
1995579
1994635
1993575
1992538
1991543
1990513
1989454
1988441
1987425
1986412
1985427
1984389
1983393
1982397
1981344
1980353
1979328
1978312
1977306
1976302
1975307
1974325
1973325
1972302
1971321
1970309
1969320
1968299
1967312
1966283
1965273
1964260
1963249
1962238
1961256
1960255
1959261
1958263
1957256
1956267
1955252
1954256
1953251
1952256
1951254
1950249
1949235
1948214
1947214
1946211
1945198
1944200
1943191
1942184
1941190
1940180
1939187
1938175
1937175
1936166
1935161
1934168
1933162
1932155
1931159
1930153
1929158
1928155
1927155
1926156
1925152
1924140
1923146
1922139
1921140
1920136
1919126
1918128
1917129
1916119
1915113
1914109
1913107
1912101
191184
191079

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey357
Massachusetts368
Oregon508
New York536
Minnesota559
Georgia588
Oklahoma641
California676
Colorado724
Pennsylvania727
Illinois727
Utah730
Washington741
Wisconsin779
Florida792
Indiana842
Louisiana862
North Carolina881
Michigan911
Texas959
Virginia982
Ohio1198

Even more about Ben


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ben a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ben?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ben
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,591
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +249

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