Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Son of the Right Hand
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Ben Girl)

In 2017 the name Ben...

• was given to 325 baby boys
• was the 729th most popular name for baby boys
• was 20% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Idaho, Utah, and Massachusetts
• was about as popular as Franco and Grey
Babies Named Ben Born Per Year
Created by
Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ben...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1962
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1994
• is 57% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 3% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Barton, Jay, Nicky, Julene, Twyla, Belinda
• has the most opposite popularity history to Zachariah, Ian, Jairus, Kaycee, Asha, Kodi
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ben Per State
View Geographic History for Ben

Geographically the name Ben...

• 26% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Enoch, Jared, Albert, Jane, Quincy, Rachel
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Landon, Brayden, Carson, Addison, Ava, Serenity
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
View All Boy Names Starting With B
Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
View More Age Information on Ben

More information on Ben by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Ben are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Ben will be the only kid named Ben in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ben compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ben rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
Follow Us
Contact Us
Privacy Policy
All Site Content Copyright 2018
Baby Name Institute - USA
All Rights Reserve
Affiliate Disclaimer