|Word/name||Torah/Bible semitic languages|
|Region of origin||Middle East|
|Related names||Benjamin, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio, Benito, Benson|
Ben (in Hebrew: בֶּן, son of) forms part of Hebrew 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).
Ben meaning "son of" is also found in Arabic as Ben (dialectal Arabic) or bin (بن), Ibn/ebn (ابن).