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.
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.
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).
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!
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Hope this helps!