Meaning:son of my sorrow


Pronunciation:ben jah min

Variations:Ben, Benny, Benedick, Benedict

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A biblical name borne by the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob. In the Bible, Benjamin’s mother Rachel died giving birth to him. In her last moments she named him Benoni, meaning ‘son of my sorrow’. His father did not wish him to bear such an ill-omened name, and renamed him Benyamin.

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