Benson - Meaning of Benson
[ 2 syll. ben-son, be-ns-on ] The baby boy name Benson is pronounced BEHNSahN †. Benson is of English origin and it is also predominantly used in the English language. The name is of the meaning 'son of Benedict'. Its meaning is from the element son. The first name is derived from the surname, which could originally be a patronymic derivation from Ben, or else a local name from the village of Benson, Oxfordshire in England.
Benson is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also considered rather trendy. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2016, 0.036% of baby boys were given the name Benson. Its ranking then was #428. In 2018, it ranked at #465 with a usage of 0.032%, and it was the most popular within all boy names in its group. Benson was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Benedict, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Benson include Banen, Bankim, Behnam, Benjam, Bensan, Bensen, Bensin, Benssen, Bensson, Bensun, Bensyn, Bowman, Bunyen, Bunyon, Beanon, Beinean, Beineon, Bengamin, Beniam, and Benigno.
† Pronunciation for Benson: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"