Ben

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Ben
Pronunciation Ben
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Hebrew
Meaning "son of the holy" or "Leader of the Group"
Other names
Related names Benjamin, Benjamen, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio

Ben is frequently used as a shortened version of the given name Benjamin (as well as Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio, Bentley, or Ebenezer, among other names). It is also used as a given name in its own right.

In Arabic "Ben" means "son of" or "Leader". Ben (in Hebrew: בֶּן‎, Son of) forms part of surnames, e.g. Abraham ben Abraham (Hebrew: אברהם בן אברהם‎). Bar-, "son of" in Aramaic, is also seen.

People with the given name Ben[edit]

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