The meaning of the name Benjamin is Son Of My Right Hand
The origin of the name Benjamin is Hebrew
Alternate spellings: Benjamim, Benjamen
Notes: Nicknames for the name Benjamin include Ben, Benny and Benjie. One of the most famous Benjamins is Benjamin Franklin, statesman and one of the founding fathers of the United States. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. There was even a Pope Benjamin in the 14th century. Ben Affleck is a popular American actor. Benjamin Agosto and Benjamin Okolski are figure skaters. Ben Bernanke is the former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Benjamin Disraeli was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Fictional characters named Ben include Ben and Gentle Ben, a rat and a bear in movies by the same name. Human characters include Benjamin Linus from the TV show Lost, Benjamin Stone from TV's Law & Order, and Benjamin from TV's The Walking Dead.