The 50 Best Middle Names for Benjamin or Ben

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What should your son’s middle name be?

It’s a really tough decision! You could choose to honor a relative or a friend, or just pick something that sounds good.

Much like a first name, a person’s middle name says a lot about them, sticks with them forever, and can even influence their personality and the way others see them.

No pressure!

That’s why I’ve created my middle name matcher guides. I take a popular first name and give a couple dozen middle name choices that sound great with it.

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Benjamin or Ben.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

Middle name ideas for a boy named Benjamin or Ben

Let’s not waste any more time. Here’s the list!

Remember, these are the best options according to real parents of real Bens and other moms and dads around the web, plus a few of my own personal favorite ideas.

  1. Benjamin Alexander

  2. Benjamin Alec

  3. Benjamin Allen

  4. Benjamin Andrew

  5. Benjamin Carl

  6. Benjamin Carson

  7. Benjamin Charles

  8. Benjamin Christopher

  9. Benjamin Cole

  10. Benjamin Connor

  11. Benjamin Craig

  12. Benjamin Daniel

  13. Benjamin Darcy

  14. Benjamin David

  15. Benjamin Eli

  16. Benjamin Ethan

  17. Benjamin Ford

  18. Benjamin Francis

  19. Benjamin Frederick

  20. Benjamin George

  21. Benjamin Grahm

  22. Benjamin Gregory

  23. Benjamin Harris

  24. Benjamin Hugo

  25. Benjamin Isaac

  26. Benjamin Ivan

  27. Benjamin Jackson

  28. Benjamin James

  29. Benjamin Jeremy

  30. Benjamin Joseph

  31. Benjamin Keith

  32. Benjamin Lawrence

  33. Benjamin Lucas

  34. Benjamin Matthew

  35. Benjamin Miles

  36. Benjamin Murphy

  37. Benjamin Noah

  38. Benjamin Oliver

  39. Benjamin Paxton

  40. Benjamin Philip

  41. Benjamin Porter

  42. Benjamin Quinn

  43. Benjamin Richard

  44. Benjamin Ryan

  45. Benjamin Seth

  46. Benjamin Silas

  47. Benjamin Theodore

  48. Benjamin Thomas

  49. Benjamin Victor

  50. Benjamin Xavier

My favorite middle names for Benjamin are Benjamin Christopher and Ben Alexander.

They both have traditional, masculine vibes to them and should work with either Benjamin or Ben (depending on which you end up using more often).

Meaning of the name Benjamin/Ben

According to BabyCenter, Benjamin is a name of Hebrew origin that means “son of the south” and “son of my old age.”

Benjamin was the youngest of the 12 sons of Jacob in the Bible.

The name Benjamin came in at number 11 on the popularity list for boy’s names of 2020. In Latin, the meaning of the name Ben is “blessed.”

Some famous Benjamins are founding father Benjamin Franklin, who actually did not have a middle name, and actor Benjamin Géza Affleck (Ben Affleck).

Wrapping Up

Hopefully you found “the one,” on that list. It should at least get your creative juices flowing and be a useful jumping off point as you continue your search.

If you’re a Ben yourself, or a parent to a Ben, tell me what middle name you went with or were given down below in the comments!

If you aren’t totally sold on the name Benjamin, check out my guides to other traditional boy names like Jack, James, and Lucas.

Before you go, check out some of my other explainers for new parents like:

Hope this helps!