Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Son of the Right Hand
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
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In 2017 the name Benjamin...

• was given to 13,733 baby boys
• was the 6th most popular name for baby boys
• was 3% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Oregon
• was least popular in Hawaii, Mississippi, and North Dakota
• was about as popular as Logan and Mason
Babies Named Benjamin Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Benjamin...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1981
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1960
• is 471% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 1% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Nathan, Jovan, Jamil, Amberly, Ilana, Shoshana
• has the most opposite popularity history to Lindsey, Monte, Lacy, Sheila, Paula, Wonda
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Benjamin Per State
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Geographically the name Benjamin...

• 9% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Cole, Jack, Logan, Charlotte, Hannah, Grace
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ace, Malachi, Kayson, Kylie, Eden, Destiny
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Benjamin by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Benjamin are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Benjamin will be the only kid named Benjamin in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Benjamin compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Benjamin rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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