Ben

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This article is about the name. For other uses, see Ben (disambiguation).
Ben
Pronunciation Ben
Origin
Word/name Dialectal Arabic/Hebrew
Meaning "son of my right hand" or "son of"
Other names
Related names Benjamin, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio

Ben is frequently used as a shortened version of the given name Benjamin (as well as Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio, or Ebenezer, among other names). It is also used as a given name in its own right.

The Arabic "Bin" (بن) or "Ibn" (ابن) or "Ben" (dialectal arabic) meaning "son of".

Ben (in Hebrew: בֶּן‎‎, Son of) forms part of surnames, e.g. Abraham ben Abraham (Hebrew: אברהם בן אברהם‎‎). Bar-, "son of" in Aramaic, is also seen, e.g. Simon bar Kokhba (Hebrew: שמעון בר כוכבא‎‎).

People with the given name Ben[edit]

Fictional characters called Ben[edit]