Benoni

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Male Male Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning 'son of sorrows' [1] [2]

First element (Ben-):

Hebrew ben = 'son'

Last element (-oni):

Hebrew oni = 'sorrows'

Related Names

Benoni
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Benóní
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Icelandic
Benoný
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Icelandic
Benóný
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Icelandic

See also Ben

For female forms see Benonia, Benonette

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Benonisen Norway
Benonissen Norway
Benonissøn Norway
Benonisøn Norway

Female

Benonidatter Norway
Benonisdatter Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Benoni
Genitive: Benonis
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Benoni
Genitive: Benonin
Partitive: Benonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Benoni
Genitive: Benonis
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Benoni
Genitive: Benonis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

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

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[5]
15
n.a.
0
n.a.
15
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
4 12 0 0 4 12
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
10 0 0
n.a.
10
Denmark Denmark[8]
4
n.a.
0
n.a.
4
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  3. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  4. Danish Family Search, https://www.danishfamilysearch.dk
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/