Usage: Ben, of hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Ben are in general originating from Australia, Belgium, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Ben across the world, see Benjamin.
Meaning: Son, Son of
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
Qualities: Creative, Light-Hearted
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Colors: Purple, Lilac, Mauve
The name Ben is ranked on the 71st position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5816200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.08% of the population. The name Ben has three characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Ben for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Ben is 17 January.
History and Origin
Ben is frequently used as a shortened version of the given name Benjamin (as well as Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio, Bentley, or Ebenezer, among other names). It is also used as a given name in its own right.
In Arabic "Ben" means "son of". Ben (in Hebrew: בֶּן, Son of) forms part of surnames, e.g. Abraham ben Abraham (Hebrew: אברהם בן אברהם). Bar-, "son of" in Aramaic, is also seen.
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