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Ben Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ben? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Ben was the 680th most popular boys name, representing 0.0213% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Ben has been the 357th most popular boys name, representing 0.0466% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 79 419 0.119%
1911 84 446 0.1198%
1912 101 699 0.1386%
1913 107 789 0.1392%
1914 109 987 0.1416%
1915 113 1,231 0.1355%
1916 119 1,184 0.1226%
1917 129 1,107 0.1107%
1918 128 1,254 0.1168%
1919 126 1,197 0.1143%
1920 136 1,115 0.1003%
1921 140 1,094 0.0955%
1922 139 1,104 0.0991%
1923 147 1,035 0.0924%
1924 140 1,156 0.0995%
1925 152 1,018 0.0901%
1926 156 987 0.0897%
1927 156 990 0.0894%
1928 155 970 0.0907%
1929 158 937 0.0905%
1930 153 971 0.093%
1931 159 900 0.0912%
1932 155 953 0.0965%
1933 162 846 0.0908%
1934 168 806 0.0834%
1935 161 853 0.0878%
1936 167 793 0.0823%
1937 175 791 0.0803%
1938 176 804 0.0785%
1939 186 691 0.0679%
1940 180 783 0.0737%
1941 190 738 0.0656%
1942 185 829 0.0656%
1943 188 815 0.0624%
1944 200 717 0.0579%
1945 198 691 0.0567%
1946 210 788 0.0534%
1947 214 862 0.0516%
1948 214 844 0.0529%
1949 235 727 0.0452%
1950 249 696 0.0432%
1951 256 653 0.0385%
1952 256 689 0.0395%
1953 251 721 0.0407%
1954 256 721 0.0394%
1955 252 708 0.0385%
1956 267 714 0.0378%
1957 256 836 0.0434%
1958 262 839 0.0444%
1959 261 899 0.0473%
1960 255 933 0.0492%
1961 257 907 0.048%
1962 238 1,021 0.0556%
1963 249 916 0.051%
1964 260 842 0.0478%
1965 273 709 0.0434%
1966 284 641 0.0411%
1967 311 527 0.0347%
1968 299 601 0.04%
1969 321 546 0.0354%
1970 310 597 0.0375%
1971 321 551 0.0367%
1972 302 573 0.0421%
1973 325 492 0.038%
1974 325 504 0.0388%
1975 307 571 0.0444%
1976 302 562 0.0436%
1977 306 601 0.0446%
1978 312 533 0.0396%
1979 329 519 0.0368%
1980 353 471 0.0322%
1981 344 479 0.0326%
1982 394 386 0.0258%
1983 393 389 0.0264%
1984 390 394 0.0265%
1985 427 359 0.0237%
1986 413 386 0.0256%
1987 427 379 0.0248%
1988 442 375 0.0241%
1989 452 398 0.0247%
1990 511 323 0.0195%
1991 543 307 0.0188%
1992 536 313 0.0196%
1993 576 275 0.0176%
1994 632 224 0.0146%
1995 577 273 0.0181%
1996 589 259 0.0173%
1997 540 326 0.022%
1998 574 295 0.0197%
1999 534 343 0.0229%
2000 555 337 0.0221%
2001 542 353 0.0234%
2002 547 364 0.0243%
2003 541 384 0.0252%
2004 525 413 0.0271%
2005 543 400 0.0262%
2006 555 415 0.0265%
2007 615 357 0.0226%
2008 619 356 0.023%
2009 644 337 0.0225%
2010 689 288 0.02%
2011 679 294 0.0206%
2012 747 251 0.0176%
2013 738 255 0.0179%
2014 690 300 0.0206%
2015 721 279 0.0192%
2016 703 292 0.0203%
2017 727 263 0.0188%
2018 680 292 0.0213%

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Names Like Ben

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What names are variants of Ben?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ben.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Benji

Son; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

#1,815 (0.0018%)  
Benjy

Son; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Benn

Son; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Benne

Son

Hebrew

Bennie

Son; blessed; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Latin

Benny

Son; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

#1,086 (0.0078%)  

What names sound like Ben?

If you like how Ben sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ben.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ban

Field of beans

English

Pen

Enclosure; hill

English


What names are similar to Ben?

Find a name that’s like Ben, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bentley

Bent grass meadow

English

#121 (0.2366%)  

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1 Comment

  1. We wanted his middle name to be Ben and his first name Aiden, but it didn’t see to match so we swap his first and middle name around which sound lot better then Aiden Benjamin. So we name him Benjamin Aiden love the way it sound.


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