Meaning and Origin of: Benson

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Ben's son

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic from the medieval personal nameBenne, a pet form of Benedict (seeBenn).
  • English : habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated withBenesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal nameBeniamin (see Bien, Benjamin) + GermanSohn ‘son’.
  • Scandinavian : altered form of such names as Bengtsson, Bendtsen, patronymics from Bengt,Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict.

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