From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the name. For other uses, see Ben (disambiguation).
Pronunciation Ben
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "son of my right hand" or "son of"
Other names
Related names Benjamin, 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, or Ebenezer, among other names).

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, e.g. Simon bar Kokhba (Hebrew: שמעון בר כוכבא‎‎). The Arabic "Bin" (بن) or "Ibn" (ابن), also meaning "son of" is an obvious cognate.

People with the given name Ben[edit]

Fictional characters called Ben[edit]