Benjamin

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin)

1) 'Son of the right hand' [1] [2] [3]

2) 'Son of luck' [1] [2] [4] [5] [3]

3) 'Son of the south' [1] [6] [5]

4) 'Son of days', 'son of years'

Related Names

Benjam
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Benjáme
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Sami
Benjami
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Benjamin
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Benjamín
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Icelandic
Benjamini
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Greenlandic
Benyamin
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Penjaam
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Finish
Penjam
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Penjami
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Piiniamiit
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Greenlandic
Pîniamît
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Greenlandic

See also Ben, Benja, Jami

For female forms see Benjamina

Patronyms

  • Swedish: Benjaminsson (♂), Benjaminson (♂), Benjaminsdotter (♀)
  • Danish: Benjaminsen (♂), Benjaminsdatter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Benjaminsen (♂), Benjaminson (♂) [7]

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Benjamin
Genitive: Benjamins
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Benjamin
Accusative: Benjamin
Dative: Benjamini
Genitive: Benjamins
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Benjamin
Genitive: Benjaminin
Partitive: Benjaminia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Benjamin
Genitive: Benjamins
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Benjamin
Genitive: Benjamins

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

30 August

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

30 August

Finland Finland

20 December

Norway Norway

30 August

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

20 December

Sweden Sweden

28 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the bible, Benjamin was named Benoni until his father changed it.

Namesakes

  • Benjamin Karl Henrik Höijer (1 June 1767 - 13 June 1812), Swedish philosopher
  • Richard Benjamin Christensen (28 September 1879 - 2 April 1959), Danish film director, screenwriter and actor

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&
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 10573 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
4 25 8594 13276
Norway Norway[11]
5 n.a. 6976 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 10478
  #: 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 Benjamin(m) Sources: [10][9][11][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Benjamin(m) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Benjamin(m)

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  7. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  8. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables