Benjamin Schrier in the US

  1. #8,092,896 Benjamin Schrag
  2. #8,092,897 Benjamin Schreff
  3. #8,092,898 Benjamin Schreier
  4. #8,092,899 Benjamin Schrempf
  5. #8,092,900 Benjamin Schrier
  6. #8,092,901 Benjamin Schroer
  7. #8,092,902 Benjamin Schuchard
  8. #8,092,903 Benjamin Schumaker
  9. #8,092,904 Benjamin Schutte
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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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Dutch: variant of Schreyer.
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