Derived from Hebrew, meaning “son of the right hand,” so you can call him your little right-hand man. Awwww.
Ben, Benny, Benji.
Famous people named Benjamin:
Actors Benjamin Bratt, Ben Affleck, and Ben Stiller; scientist Benjamin Banneker; NFL player Ben Roethlisberger; the hundred dollar bill.
In some European cultures, “the Benjamin of the family” means the youngest child — le Benjamin de la famille in French, el Benjamin de la familia in Spanish, and der Benjamin der Familie in German, alluding to the Biblical Benjamin, the youngest of Jacob’s twelve sons.