Benjamin Hyun in the US

  1. #14,235,967 Benjamin Hynie
  2. #14,235,968 Benjamin Hyrns
  3. #14,235,969 Benjamin Hysell
  4. #14,235,970 Benjamin Hysjulien
  5. #14,235,971 Benjamin Hyun
  6. #14,235,972 Benjamin Iacovelli
  7. #14,235,973 Benjamin Ianni
  8. #14,235,974 Benjamin Iannone
  9. #14,235,975 Benjamin Ibay
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Meaning & Origins

Biblical name, borne by the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother Rachel died in giving birth to him, and in her last moments she named him Benoni, meaning ‘son of my sorrow’. His father, however, did not wish him to bear such an ill-omened name, and renamed him Benyamin (Genesis 35:16–18; 42:4). This means either ‘son of the right hand’ or more likely ‘son of the south’ (Hebrew yamin can also mean ‘south’), since Benjamin was the only child of Jacob born in Canaan and not in Mesopotamia to the north. Another tradition is that the second element of the name is a variant of the Hebrew plural noun yamim, which means ‘days’ but is used idiomatically to mean ‘year’ or ‘years’. The name would then mean ‘son of (my) old age’ and refer to the fact that Benjamin was Jacob's youngest child. In the Middle Ages the name was often given to sons whose mothers had died in childbirth. Today it has no such unfortunate associations and it grew enormously in popularity following the release of the film The Graduate (1967), in which Dustin Hoffman played the role of Benjamin Braddock. It is used in Scotland as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Beathan.
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Korean (Hyŏn): there is one Chinese character for the surname Hyŏn. Some records indicate that there are 106 Hyŏn clans, but only four can be documented, and these all descend from the same founding ancestor. The Hyŏn clan founding ancestor was a Koryŏgeneral named Hyŏn Tam-yun, who lived during the latter part of the 12th century. Members of the Hyŏn clan can be found throughout Korea, with high concentrations in Kyŏngsang North province, Kyŏnggi province, Ch’ungch’ŏng South province, and Chŏlla South province.
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