Benoni

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Male Male Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning 'son of sorrows' [1]

First element (Ben-):

Hebrew ben = 'son'

Last element (-oni):

Hebrew oni = 'sorrows'

Related Names

Benonette
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Norwegian
Benoni
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Benóní
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Icelandic
Benonia
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Benoný
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Icelandic
Benóný
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Icelandic

See also Ben

Patronyms

Norwegian: Benonisen (♂) [2]

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norway: 18th century [1]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Nordland, Vestlandet [1]

Bible

In the Old Testament, Benjamin was named Benoni until his father changed it.

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&
Norway Norway[3]
0 n.a. 15 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 4 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 3 10
Finland Finland[6]
0 0 n.a. 9
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Benoni.

Sources: [5] [4] [3] [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi