Ben is often a shortened version of the given name Benjamin, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio or less commonly Bentley, although it is also used as a formal given name in its own right.
In Arabic and Hebrew "Ben" means "son of" or "Leader".
Famous quotes containing the word ben:
“When long ago I saw her ride
Under Ben Bulben to the meet,
The beauty of her country-side
With all youths lonely wildness stirred,
She seemed to have grown clean and sweet
Like any rock-bred, sea-borne bird....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Mrs. Robinson, youre trying to seduce me. Arent you?”
—Calder Willingham, screenwriter, Buck Henry, screenwriter, and Mike Nichols. Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman)