Ben

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

1) Short form (English) of names beginning with Ben-, especially Benjamin and Benedikt (see Benedictus) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Frisian and Low German short form of names beginning with Bern- (see BJÖRN) [1] [5] [7]

Related Names

Ben
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Bene
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Beni
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Benn
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Benne
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Danish Sami Swedish
Benni
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Danish Swedish
Bennie
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Danish Swedish
Benno
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Benny
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Benu
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Pena
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Peni
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Penna
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Penni
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Pennu
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Penu
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See also Pentti
For female forms see Benny f

Patronyms

  • Swedish: Benson (♂)

Cognates

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Bens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Benin
Partitive: Beniä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Bens
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Bens

Name Days

Norway Norway

30 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

20 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Ben Roy Mottelson, * 9 July 1926, Danish American nuclear physicist and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Physics, 1975)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
8 89 521 2381
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 514 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 150 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1218
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ben(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi