Benjamin

Benjamin - A popular male name



  Oct 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Benjamin, meaning son of the right hand, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #71. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Benjamin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Benjamin? 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 Benjamin. The baby boy name Benjamin was given to 12,695 baby boys in 2012, ranking #16 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 129 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Benjamin peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 16.



Famous with this name

Benjamin Bratt
Benjamin Hollingsworth
Benjamin


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Benjamin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Benjamin is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #1 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #57.

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 Benjamin is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Benjamin is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Benjamin goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Benjamin origin and meaning

Benjamin is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of the right hand. To see famous people named Benjamin, pop culture references for the name Benjamin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Benjamin

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

Benson / Benigno / Benjamen / Benzion / Benjiman / Benjaman / Benjamine / Benjaminjoseph /

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
201216
201119
201022
200920
200825
200726
200624
200525
200425
200324
200227
200127
200026
199929
199830
199729
199629
199531
199431
199333
199233
199133
199033
198929
198830
198728
198630
198531
198430
198332
198233
198132
198032
197933
197834
197729
197632
197536
197446
197355
197264
197169
197081
196991
196899
1967119
1966129
1965133
1964131
1963144
1962140
1961146
1960155
1959149
1958151
1957138
1956130
1955132
1954132
1953128
1952122
1951123
1950123
1949134
1948141
1947144
1946146
1945140
1944128
1943130
1942130
1941124
1940128
1939124
1938127
1937119
1936124
1935123
1934117
1933118
1932117
1931112
1930113
1929107
1928105
1927101
192698
192593
192489
192386
192282
192181
192083
191979
191878
191776
191679
191571
191470
191370
191267
191164
191071

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts1
Washington5
Maine6
Rhode Island6
Nebraska6
District of Columbia7
Minnesota7
New Hampshire8
Oregon9
Pennsylvania9
Vermont9
Wisconsin12
Illinois13
Iowa14
Virginia14
Connecticut15
Michigan15
Idaho15
Kansas16
Ohio16
Colorado17
Missouri17
Montana17
New Jersey17
Utah18
Alaska18
Hawaii20
Indiana20
Maryland20
Wyoming21
Tennessee22
California22
New York23
North Carolina24
Arizona24
Florida26
Nevada27
South Carolina30
Texas31
Kentucky31
South Dakota32
Georgia32
Louisiana33
Oklahoma33
Arkansas34
North Dakota35
Alabama36
West Virginia37
New Mexico43
Delaware48
Mississippi57

Even more about Benjamin


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 Benjamin a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Benjamin?

3 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
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Benjamin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 129
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +12,695

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