Benjamin

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

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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] [6]

3) 'Son of the south' [1] [7] [5] [6]

4) 'Son of days', 'son of years' [6]

Related Names

Benjamin
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Benjamín
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Icelandic
Benjamini
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Greenlandic
Benyamin
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Piiniamiit
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Greenlandic
Pîniamît
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Greenlandic

See also Ben, Beniamin, Benja, Benjam, Benjami, Bünyamin

For female forms see Benjamina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Benjamininpoika Finland
Benjaminsen Denmark Norway
Benjaminson Norway Sweden
Benjaminssen Norway
Benjaminsson Faroe Islands Norway Sweden
Benjaminssøn Norway
Benjaminsøn Norway

Female

Benjamindatter Norway
Benjaminintytär Finland
Benjaminsdatter Denmark Norway
Benjaminsdotter Sweden
Benjaminsdóttir Faroe Islands

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

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Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 468 people were named Benjamin (percentage of first or only given name: 14 %) [9]

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[11]
10821 16242 8 31 10813 16211
Denmark Denmark[12]
11724
n.a.
0
n.a.
11724
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
13295
n.a.
18
n.a.
13277
Greenland Greenland[14]
42 198
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
37 50
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
8263
n.a.
4
n.a.
8259
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 Benjamin (m) Sources: [11][12][16][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Benjamin (m) Sources: [17]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Benjamin (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Benjamin (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Benjamin (m)


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 2.4 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 5.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  8. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. details see Name Statistic tables