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Benjamin (ben-juh-min) is a masculine name that is used in the English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Biblical languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand".

In the Old Testament, Benjamin is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews.

As an English name, Benjamin came into general use after the Protestant Reformation.

Related NamesEdit

Diminutives: Ben, Benj, Benjy, Benji, Benny, Bennie