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Ben

Ben
Pronunciation Ben
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "son of my right hand" or "son of"
Other names
Related names Benjamin, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio

Ben is frequently used as a shortened version of the given name Benjamin (as well as Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio, or Ebenezer, among other names). It is also used as a given name in its own right.

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, e.g. Simon bar Kokhba (Hebrew: שמעון בר כוכבא‎). Similarly, in Arabic "Bin" (بن) or "Ibn" (ابن) means "son of".

People with the given name Ben

Fictional characters called Ben

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