Ben

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form (English) of names beginning with Ben-, especially Benjamin (see also Ibn) and Benedikt (see Benedictus) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Frisian and Low German short form of names beginning with Bern- (see BJÖRN) [1] [5] [7] [8]

Related Names

Ben
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Bene
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Old Norse Swedish
Beni
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Danish Finish Swedish
Benn
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Benne
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Danish Finish Sami Swedish
Benney
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Benni
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Bennie
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Danish Swedish
Benno
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Benny
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
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 [What's That?]

Male

Bensen Denmark Norway
Benson Iceland Norway Sweden
Benssen Denmark Norway
Bensson Iceland Sweden

Female

Bendatter Denmark
Bendóttir Iceland
Bensdatter Denmark Norway
Bensdotter Sweden
Bensdóttir Iceland

Cognates

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Bens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ben
Genitive: Benin
Partitive: Beniä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ben
Accusative: Ben
Dative: Ben
Genitive: Ben / Bens
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

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

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

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 105 people were named Ben (percentage of first or only given name: 79 %) [11]

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&
Sweden Sweden[12]
772 2755 8 95 764 2660
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
1395 0 0
n.a.
1395
Denmark Denmark[14]
193
n.a.
0
n.a.
193
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
0 161
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[16]
6 90
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
563
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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ben (m) Sources: [12][14][17][13]


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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Ordbog over muslimske fornavne i Danmark (2005)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no