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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 blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

E is for elegant, born within you.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

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.

How popular is the name "Ben" in the U.S.?


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 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ben" is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 42 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of only 946 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 west? 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 their career being from 1981 to present. Ben was born in 1972 as Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt in Berkeley, California, U.S.


Ben Stiller

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


Ben Savage

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


Ben Roethlisberger

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


Ben Barnes

Ben was born in 1981.


Ben Kingsley

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


Past life for Ben born Apr 21, 1989

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 Southern Australia approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.