Usually a short form of the names BENJAMIN and BENEDICT.

Other forms of the name are: Benny, Bennie, Benjy, Benj, Bendt, Pentti, Peni, Bieito, Bendiks.

Famous bearers are: Ben Affleck, Ben Kingsley, Ben Gazzara, Ben Stiller, Ben Foster, Ben Okri, Ben E. King, Ben Whishaw, Ben Harper, Ben Roethlisberger, Ben Chaplin, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Daniels, Ben Jonson.