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Benjamin

Origin: Ghana
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Africa

Benjamin is a popular boy's name of Hebrew origins, meaning "son of the right hand," "son of the south," or "son of my days". In the Hebrew Bible, Benjamin is Jacob's twelfth and final son and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. The name has a classic and timeless appeal, being widely used across various cultures and religions, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. The origin of the name Benjamin can be traced back to the Old Testament of the Bible, where it was derived from the Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין, Bīnyāmīn, translating as "son of the right [hand]" in both Hebrew and Arabic languages. In the Samaritan Pentateuch, the name appears as "Binyaamem," which means "son of my days". The name has a rich history and is often associated with famous personalities, such as Benjamin Franklin, a renowned American politician, inventor, and philosopher.

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