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Meaning and Origin

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  1. An English habitational surname​ from a place in Oxfordshire.
  2. An English patronymic surname​ from Benedict +‎ -son.
  3. A city in Arizona
  4. A village in Oxfordshire, England
  5. A village in Illinois
  6. A city in Minnesota
  7. A town in New York
  8. A town in North Carolina
  9. A borough in Pennsylvania
  10. A hamlet in Saskatchewan, Canada
  11. A census-designated place in Utah
  12. A town in Vermont

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Notable Persons Named Benson

Benson was born on November 16th, 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Benson Andrew Idahosa was a televangelism, author, and televangelist. He holds the title Archbishop. Benson was born on September 11th, 1938 in Benin City, Nigeria. He died on March 12th, 1998.

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Benson Fong was an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1936. Benson was born on October 10th, 1916 in Sacramento, California, U.S. He left this life on August 1st, 1987.

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Benson Mayowa is a football player for the Oakland Raiders. He was most active from 2013 to present. Benson was born on August 3rd, 1991 in Los Angeles.

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Benson Taylor is a film score, electronic music, dark ambient, classical music, trip hop, hip hop, blues, post-industrial music, and experimental music composer, songwriter, music producer, remixer, and remix. He plays Piano, synthesizers, music sequencer, samplers, trumpet, guitar, drum machine, bespoke electronics, Sampler (musical instrument), Orchestra, Elka Synthex, Korg MS-20, Roland Juno-60, Moog synthesizer, Roland Jupiter-4, and Yamaha CS-80. His ongoing career started in 2009. Benson was given the name Mark Davison on September 10th, 1983 in Bradford. Benson is also known as Mark Davison.

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Benson was born on September 11th, 1984 in New South Wales.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Benson

Ashley Benson is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 1999. Ashley was given the name Ashley Victoria Benson on December 18th, 1989 in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California, U.S.

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George Benson is a jazz, funk, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. He plays Ibanez. He holds the title George Benson "Breezin'" and George Benson – "This Masquerade". His career lasted from 1954 to 1954. George was born on March 22nd, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Robby Benson is an actor, director, singer, and educator. He has been prominent since 1965. Robby was given the name Robin David Segal on January 21st, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Jodi Benson is an actress, voice actress, singer, actor, and voice acting. She has been prominent since 1984. Jodi was given the name Jodi Marie Marzorati on October 10th, 1961 in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

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Amber Benson is an actress, writer, director, and producer. Amber was given the name Amber Nicole Benson on January 8th, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama, US.

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Doug Benson is a satire, observational comedy, alternative comedy, and sarcasm comedian. Doug was given the name Douglas Robert Benson on July 2nd, 1964 in San Diego.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 9 0 9
1888 5 0 5
1889 9 0 9
1892 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1908 9 0 9
1909 7 0 7
1910 5 0 5
1911 7 0 7
1912 21 0 21
1913 15 0 15
1914 24 0 24
1915 39 0 39
1916 68 0 68
1917 47 0 47
1918 31 0 31
1919 28 0 28
1920 43 0 43
1921 39 0 39
1922 43 0 43
1923 36 0 36
1924 43 0 43
1925 45 0 45
1926 35 0 35
1927 35 0 35
1928 35 0 35
1929 42 0 42
1930 30 0 30
1931 39 0 39
1932 27 0 27
1933 17 0 17
1934 29 0 29
1935 29 0 29
1936 29 0 29
1937 37 0 37
1938 30 0 30
1939 23 0 23
1940 23 0 23
1941 34 0 34
1942 44 0 44
1943 38 0 38
1944 37 0 37
1945 34 0 34
1946 36 0 36
1947 44 0 44
1948 52 0 52
1949 45 0 45
1950 39 0 39
1951 42 0 42
1952 50 0 50
1953 46 0 46
1954 51 0 51
1955 39 0 39
1956 48 0 48
1957 60 0 60
1958 46 0 46
1959 39 0 39
1960 25 0 25
1961 45 0 45
1962 43 0 43
1963 47 0 47
1964 43 0 43
1965 30 0 30
1966 39 0 39
1967 50 0 50
1968 46 0 46
1969 64 0 64
1970 50 0 50
1971 42 0 42
1972 46 0 46
1973 51 0 51
1974 43 0 43
1975 40 0 40
1976 37 0 37
1977 65 0 65
1978 59 0 59
1979 79 0 79
1980 62 0 62
1981 52 0 52
1982 53 0 53
1983 47 0 47
1984 52 0 52
1985 59 0 59
1986 60 0 60
1987 38 0 38
1988 58 0 58
1989 57 0 57
1990 77 0 77
1991 58 0 58
1992 63 0 63
1993 72 0 72
1994 72 0 72
1995 60 0 60
1996 65 0 65
1997 50 0 50
1998 60 0 60
1999 66 0 66
2000 76 0 76
2001 75 0 75
2002 102 0 102
2003 102 0 102
2004 130 0 130
2005 134 0 134
2006 160 0 160
2007 174 0 174
2008 171 0 171
2009 192 0 192
2010 260 0 260
2011 314 0 314
2012 433 0 433
2013 446 0 446
2014 528 0 528
2015 634 5 629
2016 726 0 726
2017 620 0 620

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Popularity of Benson as a first name

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Popularity of Benson as a last name

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Common last names for Benson

  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Grant
  • Murray

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benson U.S.
  White 77.85% 64.26%
  African American 16.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benson

People with the last name Benson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Benson

  • How Popular is the name Benson? Benson is the 2,613th most popular name of all time. As a last name Benson was the 365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,299 babies born with the first name Benson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benson to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Benson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benson is Thursday, July 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Benson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benson was in 2016 with a total of 726 babies.
  • Random Benson Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Benson ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 58 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Benson: Your name in reverse order is Nosneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnnose. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 86,081 people with the last name Benson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benson? Benson was ranked as the 365th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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