Ben is frequently used as a shortened version of the given names Benjamin, Benedict, Bennett or Benson, and is also a given name in its own right.

Word/nameTorah/Bible semitic languages
MeaningSon of
Region of originMiddle East
Other names
Related namesBenjamin, 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).

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