Meaning and Origin of: Bien

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (Bień) : from a short form of the personal names Benedykt (see Benedict) or Beniamin (seeBenjamin).
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from a pet form of the personal name Beniamin (see Benjamin).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from Yiddish bin‘bee’, German Bien(e), or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
  • German : from the dialect word Bien ‘bee’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper or nickname for an industrious person.
  • Vietnamese (Biên) : unexplained.