- Count Rumford 1753-1814; Brit. scientist & statesman, born in America
- 1770-1857; Cdn. explorer, born in England
- 1859-1907; Eng. poet
- 1738-1820; Am. painter, in England after 1763
- (born Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein) 1903-40; U.S. novelist
- (pseud. of Cicily, christened Cicely, Isabel Fairfield) 1892-1983; Brit. novelist & critic
- 1706-90; Am. statesman, scientist, inventor, & writer
- 1786-1847; Eng. arctic explorer
- 1726?-91; Am. Revolutionary patriot: signer of the Declaration of Independence: father of William Henry
- 1833-1901; 23d president of the U.S. (1889-93): grandson of William Henry
- 1773-1841; U.S. general; 9th president of the U.S. (1841): called Tippecanoe
Origin of benjaminaltered ; from French benjoin, benzoin
- a masculine name: dim. Ben, Benny
- Jacob's youngest son, whose mother was Rachel: Gen. 35:18
- the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:36
Origin of BenjaminClassical Hebrew (language) binyamin, literally , son of the right hand; hence, favorite son
Origin of benjaminAlteration (influenced by the name Benjamin) of benjoin, benzoin; see benzoin.
Origin of BenjaminHebrew binyāmîn, son of the south : bēn, son; see bn in Semitic roots + yāmîn, south; see ymn in Semitic roots.
- A balsamic resin from the bark of Styrax trees used in perfumes, incense, and medicine; benzoin resin.
- A type of tree which produces benzoin or has similar properties; specifically, Styrax benzoin, Lindera benzoin, or Ficus benjamina; a benjamin tree.
- (UK, informal, dated) A kind of upper coat for men.
- (US, slang) Alternative form of Benjamin: a US $100 bill.
From the image of Benjamin Franklin on the US $100 bill.
From the Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamin), from Old Testament Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamín).