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Ten Quick Facts About the Name Ben

In conjunction with our Games with Names range, we’re taking a spin through various names. Today's name is Ben.

Ben is a popular name for boys. It's short, easy to pronounce, and has a nice meaning. But what else is there to know about the name Ben? Well, we have a game all about it called Ben’s Game which is absolutely loaded with everything you could ever want to know about the name Ben.

In the meantime, here are just ten quick  facts about the name Ben:

 Ben is short for Benjamin.

  1. Benjamin comes from the Hebrew word "bnjamin" which means "son of the right hand."
  2. The name Ben has been around since the Bible.
  3. In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel.
  4. In England, the name Ben became popular after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
  5. The name Ben is also popular in Ireland and Scotland.
  6. The name Ben was ranked as the 14th most popular name for boys born in England in 2015.
  7. Famous people with the name Ben include singers Benjamin Bratt and Ben E. King, actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Affleck and Ben Kingsley.
  8. In 2017, nearly 4,000 babies were named Ben in the United States.
  9. The name Ben means "blessed"

And there you have it! Ten quick facts about the name Ben to whet your appetite. Did you learn anything new? Why not get Ben’s Game to find out more ? Every Ben should have one!