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The name Benjamin is of Hebrew origin, and means son of the right hand.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Benjamin 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 Benjamin
Use of the Name Benjamin for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
559,261 463,524 344,798 136,413 70,074 27,557 13,567
The table below indicates the number of times the name Benjamin 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 Benjamin
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188032490  
188131481  
188234479  
188331508  
188438509  
188538464  
188639463  
188734472  
188825781  
188921760  
189037537  
189141461  
189242525  
189342481  
189444469  
189548452  
189651416  
189754378  
189855405  
189957335  
190057452  
190156343  
190261374  
190369325  
190468358  
190568379  
190671352  
190764460  
190863479  
190963487  
191071535  
191164688  
1912671,269  
1913701,465  
1914701,823  
1915712,239  
1916802,182  
1917762,386  
1918792,436  
1919792,281  
1920832,306  
1921822,413  
1922822,374  
1923862,322  
1924892,217  
1925932,073  
1926981,895  
19271011,909  
19281061,794  
19291071,695  
19301131,603  
19311131,555  
19321161,535  
19331181,408  
19341171,481  
19351231,407  
19361241,347  
19371191,423  
19381251,412  
19391241,421  
19401281,451  
19411241,570  
19421291,685  
19431301,709  
19441311,619  
19451401,557  
19461461,661  
19471441,925  
19481401,962  
19491352,010  
19501232,188  
19511232,337  
19521222,441  
19531282,398  
19541322,455  
19551322,431  
19561302,472  
19571382,491  
19581512,246  
19591502,330  
19601552,238  
19611462,386  
19621402,508  
19631442,349  
19641312,507  
19651332,336  
19661302,373  
19671192,504  
1968993,014  
1969913,370  
1970813,917  
1971694,234  
1972644,493  
1973555,217  
1974467,172  
1975369,517  
19763210,653  
19772912,080  
19783411,398  
19793312,490  
19803213,590  
19813214,326  
19823313,773  
19833213,263  
19843113,235  
19853113,407  
19863013,773  
19872814,856  
19883015,150  
19892915,716  
19903314,594  
19913313,868  
19923313,420  
19933312,654  
19943112,760  
19953112,697  
19962913,753  
19972913,235  
19983013,026  
19992913,628  
20002614,807  
20012714,292  
20022713,418  
20032413,990  
20042513,567  
Totals:  559,261 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Benjamin 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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