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The name Ben is a diminutive form of Benjamin.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ben has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ben
Use of the Name Ben for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
77,813 27,745 9,913 3,763 2,037 877 440
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ben has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ben
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188058305  
188156289  
188255334  
188356306  
188452367  
188562292  
188656335  
188758305  
188847462  
188943453  
189055362  
189161302  
189260361  
189362321  
189462326  
189563324  
189669299  
189765291  
189869311  
189973259  
190073355  
190173259  
190279273  
190381259  
190483282  
190584290  
190683284  
190782314  
190877353  
190984357  
191079454  
191186467  
1912103731  
1913108809  
19141101,004  
19151131,260  
19161191,197  
19171291,125  
19181281,278  
19191271,215  
19201371,135  
19211381,131  
19221401,119  
19231491,040  
19241421,165  
19251511,046  
19261571,008  
19271561,005  
1928156989  
1929159951  
1930155991  
1931162909  
1932157960  
1933163865  
1934169833  
1935161894  
1936168817  
1937175813  
1938172843  
1939189707  
1940178818  
1941190765  
1942186847  
1943192835  
1944199748  
1945199726  
1946211807  
1947215886  
1948214870  
1949234759  
1950250721  
1951256682  
1952255716  
1953251743  
1954255754  
1955253735  
1956268737  
1957258855  
1958263871  
1959261933  
1960258947  
1961256937  
19622381,049  
1963249942  
1964261866  
1965276729  
1966282681  
1967317556  
1968300629  
1969321579  
1970314618  
1971326572  
1972309591  
1973324536  
1974326541  
1975307600  
1976303591  
1977307623  
1978311569  
1979334545  
1980348516  
1981344519  
1982390430  
1983386429  
1984388439  
1985412423  
1986413425  
1987426422  
1988436428  
1989452431  
1990515365  
1991545346  
1992536356  
1993558331  
1994615290  
1995571320  
1996580312  
1997546363  
1998566348  
1999536383  
2000561372  
2001550385  
2002546403  
2003529437  
2004530440  
Totals:  77,813 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ben as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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