Benjamin Kwiat in the US

  1. #43,753,696 Benjamin Kwas
  2. #43,753,697 Benjamin Kwasa
  3. #43,753,698 Benjamin Kwasney
  4. #43,753,699 Benjamin Kwasnick
  5. #43,753,700 Benjamin Kwiat
  6. #43,753,701 Benjamin Kwiatkowskib
  7. #43,753,702 Benjamin Kwiecien
  8. #43,753,703 Benjamin Kwiecinski
  9. #43,753,704 Benjamin Kwindima
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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.
161st in the U.S.
Polish and Jewish (from Poland): from Polish kwiat ‘flower’, a metonymic occupational name for a florist or a gardener. As a Jewish name, this is generally of ornamental origin.
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