Meaning: Son of the South Son of the Right Hand Origin: Hebrew
Benjamin is a Hebrew name which derives from root words:
yaminSouth or Right Hand
This gives Benjamin the meaning ‘Son of ther South’ or ‘Son of the Right Hand’.
In the old testament of the bible, Benjamin is the youngest son of Jacob/Israel and Rachel, and he becomes the father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the tribe of Benjamin.
This name also belonged to saint Benjamin the Deacon who was martyred in Persia.
Benjamin reminds me of names like Sebastian, Alexander and Tennyson.