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
- 1811-84; U.S. lawyer: Confederate secretary of state (1862-65)
- 1892-1940; Ger. philosopher & critic
- A one-hundred dollar bill.
- One hundred dollars.
Origin of benjaminAfterBenjamin Franklin , whose portrait appears on the US $100 bill
Origin of BenjaminHebrew binyāmîn son of the south bēn son bn yāmîn south ymn
- 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).