Benjamin - Boy Name
Benjamin has been a popular baby name in the U.S. for well over a century. It's currently the 20th most popular boy name.
- 2009 - 20th
- 2008 - 25th
- 2007 - 26th
- 2006 - 24th
- 2005 - 25th
- 2004 - 25th
- 2003 - 24th
- 2002 - 27th
- 2001 - 27th
- 2000 - 26th
- 1999 - 29th
- 1998 - 30th
- 1997 - 29th
- 1996 - 29th
- 1995 - 31st
- 1994 - 31st
- 1993 - 33th
- 1992 - 33th
- 1991 - 33th
- 1990 - 33th
The most notable American namesake would have to be Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was also an inventor and a philosopher. His likeness has been featured on the $100 bill since 1914. (Our $100 bills are commonly called "Benjamins" in reference to this fact.)
Other famous men named Benjamin include:
- Binyamin Metudela (12th century) - Spanish rabbi and explorer
- Benjamin II (14th century) - Coptic Pope of Alexandria
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) - two-time Prime Minister of the U.K.
- Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893) - English scholar, classicist and theologian
- Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) - 23rd U.S. President
- Benjamin Goodrich (1841-1888) - American industrialist in the rubber industry
- Benjamin Kubelsky (1894-1974) - American comedian and actor known as Jack Benny
- Benjamin Aaron (1915-2007) - American attorney and scholar
- Ben Bernanke (b. 1953) - Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve
- Benjamin McKenzie (b. 1978) - American actor
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