Benjamine - Meaning of Benjamine

What does Benjamine mean?

[ 3 syll. be-nja-mi-ne, ben-jam-ine ] The baby girl name Benjamine is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as BehNJHaa-MIY-N †. Benjamine is of Hebrew origin and it is used mainly in French. The name Benjamine means 'son of the south, son of the right hand, son of my old age, favorite'. It is a biblical name derived from ben which means 'son' ; yamin 'south, right, right hand' ; yamim 'days'. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible. Also used by the twelve tribes of Israel.

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Benjamine is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Benjamine has in the last century been mainly given to boys.

Baby names that sound like Benjamine include Benigna, Bonamee, Bonamei, Bonamey, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamy, Benjamina, and Bannon.

† English pronunciation for Benjamine: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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