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Ben

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • #713 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ben" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18803050305#58 boy name
18812890289#56 boy name
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19171,148201,128
19181,294171,277
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19211,13391,124
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19231,060121,048
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19251,058171,041
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Want to know about the populiarty of Ben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82,144 babies born with the name Ben in the United States. That's more than enough Bens to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 305 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ben" was in 1918 with a total of 1,277 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bens)

According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ben" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 24 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 1,015 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Ben" mean?

Ben (Hebrew): Short form of Benjamin or Benedict

The name "Ben" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Short form of Benjamin or Benedict". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 64 other names that are similar to this one.

B is for busy, your never idle life.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Neb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nbe". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Ben popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ben

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Ben was born in 1972 as Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt in Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Ben was born in 1965 as Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Ben Savage

Ben Savage is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Ben was born in 1980 as Bennett Joseph Savage in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger is a NFL player. Ben was born in 1982 as Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger in Lima, Ohio.

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Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Ben was born in 1943 as Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.

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Ben Foster

Ben Foster is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Ben was born in 1980 as Benjamin A. Foster in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Past life for Ben born Oct 18, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Ben

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