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:
“For of fortunes sharp adversitee
The worst kynde of infortune is this,
A man to han ben in prosperitee,
And it remembren, whan it passed is.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (13401400)