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Benjamin

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How popular is the baby name Benjamin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 490 0 490 #32 boy name
1881 481 0 481 #32 boy name
1882 478 0 478 #35 boy name
1883 508 0 508 #31 boy name
1884 509 0 509 #38 boy name
1885 464 0 464 #38 boy name
1886 463 0 463 #39 boy name
1887 473 0 473 #34 boy name
1888 781 0 781 #25 boy name
1889 760 0 760 #21 boy name
1890 537 0 537 #37 boy name
1891 461 0 461 #41 boy name
1892 525 0 525 #42 boy name
1893 481 0 481 #43 boy name
1894 469 0 469 #44 boy name
1895 452 0 452 #48 boy name
1896 416 0 416 #51 boy name
1897 378 0 378 #55 boy name
1898 405 0 405 #55 boy name
1899 335 0 335 #57 boy name
1900 450 0 450 #57 boy name
1901 343 0 343 #57 boy name
1902 374 0 374 #61 boy name
1903 324 0 324 #69 boy name
1904 358 0 358 #68 boy name
1905 379 0 379 #68 boy name
1906 352 0 352 #71 boy name
1907 460 0 460 #64 boy name
1908 480 0 480 #63 boy name
1909 489 0 489 #63 boy name
1910 536 0 536 #71 boy name
1911 690 0 690 #64 boy name
1912 1,272 0 1,272 #67 boy name
1913 1,466 0 1,466 #70 boy name
1914 1,828 5 1,823 #70 boy name
1915 2,248 7 2,241 #71 boy name
1916 2,191 5 2,186 #79 boy name
1917 2,391 5 2,386 #76 boy name
1918 2,431 0 2,431 #79 boy name
1919 2,289 10 2,279 #79 boy name
1920 2,316 6 2,310 #83 boy name
1921 2,421 9 2,412 #82 boy name
1922 2,384 8 2,376 #82 boy name
1923 2,322 5 2,317 #86 boy name
1924 2,226 5 2,221 #89 boy name
1925 2,080 8 2,072 #93 boy name
1926 1,911 13 1,898 #98 boy name
1927 1,931 7 1,924
1928 1,819 16 1,803
1929 1,711 17 1,694
1930 1,604 8 1,596
1931 1,564 8 1,556
1932 1,553 12 1,541
1933 1,422 10 1,412
1934 1,489 7 1,482
1935 1,416 7 1,409
1936 1,353 0 1,353
1937 1,431 6 1,425
1938 1,422 8 1,414
1939 1,428 5 1,423
1940 1,452 6 1,446
1941 1,583 8 1,575
1942 1,689 0 1,689
1943 1,731 12 1,719
1944 1,629 8 1,621
1945 1,570 8 1,562
1946 1,664 7 1,657
1947 1,938 7 1,931
1948 1,963 5 1,958
1949 2,027 7 2,020
1950 2,200 8 2,192
1951 2,356 10 2,346
1952 2,447 8 2,439
1953 2,433 11 2,422
1954 2,459 9 2,450
1955 2,454 10 2,444
1956 2,474 5 2,469
1957 2,504 13 2,491
1958 2,267 12 2,255
1959 2,344 9 2,335
1960 2,259 10 2,249
1961 2,397 9 2,388
1962 2,526 15 2,511
1963 2,366 15 2,351
1964 2,520 12 2,508
1965 2,357 15 2,342
1966 2,391 12 2,379
1967 2,529 19 2,510
1968 3,045 22 3,023 #99 boy name
1969 3,403 16 3,387 #91 boy name
1970 3,954 22 3,932 #81 boy name
1971 4,279 27 4,252 #69 boy name
1972 4,524 18 4,506 #64 boy name
1973 5,262 30 5,232 #55 boy name
1974 7,232 38 7,194 #46 boy name
1975 9,599 47 9,552 #36 boy name
1976 10,733 53 10,680 #32 boy name
1977 12,173 63 12,110 #29 boy name
1978 11,486 73 11,413 #34 boy name
1979 12,594 79 12,515 #33 boy name
1980 13,714 80 13,634 #32 boy name
1981 14,420 69 14,351 #32 boy name
1982 13,903 85 13,818 #33 boy name
1983 13,383 96 13,287 #32 boy name
1984 13,331 73 13,258 #30 boy name
1985 13,512 88 13,424 #31 boy name
1986 13,869 85 13,784 #30 boy name
1987 14,951 73 14,878 #28 boy name
1988 15,273 94 15,179 #30 boy name
1989 15,783 55 15,728 #29 boy name
1990 14,658 39 14,619 #33 boy name
1991 13,902 31 13,871 #33 boy name
1992 13,477 29 13,448 #33 boy name
1993 12,703 25 12,678 #33 boy name
1994 12,818 32 12,786 #31 boy name
1995 12,735 23 12,712 #31 boy name
1996 13,801 24 13,777 #29 boy name
1997 13,286 21 13,265 #29 boy name
1998 13,071 17 13,054 #30 boy name
1999 13,684 27 13,657 #29 boy name
2000 14,862 24 14,838 #26 boy name
2001 14,345 17 14,328 #27 boy name
2002 13,502 26 13,476 #27 boy name
2003 14,091 22 14,069 #24 boy name
2004 13,877 67 13,810 #25 boy name
2005 13,583 19 13,564 #25 boy name
2006 13,763 12 13,751 #24 boy name
2007 13,285 17 13,268 #26 boy name
2008 12,962 22 12,940 #25 boy name
2009 13,118 11 13,107 #19 boy name
2010 12,444 23 12,421 #22 boy name
2011 13,074 23 13,051 #19 boy name
2012 12,821 14 12,807 #16 boy name
2013 13,479 19 13,460 #14 boy name
2014 13,778 17 13,761 #12 boy name
2015 13,626 18 13,608 #10 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Benjamin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 708,717 babies born with the name Benjamin in the United States. That's more than enough Benjamins to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 490 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Benjamin" was in 1989 with a total of 15,728 babies. (That's a lot of baby Benjamins)

According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benjamin" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 36 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of 5,262 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Benjamin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Benjamin as well as things modernly associated with the name Benjamin such as celebrities named Benjamin.

Origin and Meaning of Benjamin

The name "Benjamin" is of English origin, and it means "Son of my Right Hand". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ben"ja*min
See Benzoin.

Etymology: Corrupted from benzoin

noun Ben"ja*min
A kind of upper coat for men.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel
  2. Gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Benjamin was born in 1963 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison is an officeholder. Benjamin was born in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio, U.S.

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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 Roethlisberger

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

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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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Benjamin McKenzie

Benjamin McKenzie is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Benjamin was born in 1978 as Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Benjamin

Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Button
Benjamin Millepied
Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Office Supply
Benjamin Wey
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Moore

Alternative Meanings

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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

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Past life for Benjamin born Jun 3, 1988

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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