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Baby Name Benjamin

Meaning of Benjamin - What does the name Benjamin means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: Scottish
Name Meaning: Derived from the Hebrew binyamin (son of the right hand, favorite son). The name was borne in the Bible by the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel. Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin, and in the Middle Ages the name was commonly bestowed upon male children born into the same circumstances. Benjamin is used in the Highlands as an Anglicized form of Beathan (life)
Origins: View this name in other origins - American, Biblical, English, French, Hungarian, Scottish, Spanish
Shortened forms: Ben.
Pet forms: Benji, Benny
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