Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Benjamin m. Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין 'son of the right hand'.

The name of one of the twelves sons of a Biblical patriarch later venerated as a saint, a 5th C Persian martyr, a 9th-10th C ruler of the Khazars, and a 14th C pope of Alexandria. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Beniamyn, Benjamin. Geneva Bible (1560): Beniamín.

England
Dutch
1571 Benjamin AuFr Artis; 1575 Benjamin ibid. Merregarne; 1577 Benjamin ibid. Boel; 1579 Benjamin ibid. Vliete; 1583 Benjamin ibid. Berntz; 1586 Beniamin ibid. Vijver; 1596 Benjamin ibid. Dries; 1598 Benjamin ibid. Dries; 1599 Benjamin ibid. Frederick
Early Modern English
1583/4 Beniamyne SurMus p. 35; 1587 Beniamen RegBath p. 7, Benjamin StAnthonlin p. 32; 1588/9 Beniamin RegBath p. 8; 1588 Beniamy OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1593 Benjamin StAnthonlin p. 36; 1597 Beniamen bruton1 p. 11; 1598 Beniamin ibid. p. 56
Middle French
1579 beniamin WCS p. 44; 1580 beniamin ibid. p. 45; 1587 Benjamin ibid. p. 21
Walloon
1590 Beniamin RWC p. 13; 1591 Beniamin ibid. p. 17; 1591/2 Beniamin ibid. p. 20; 1593 Beniamin ibid. p. 28
France
Middle French
1561 Benjamin RegPCC-1 p. 5; 1564 Benjamin ibid. p. 53; 1565 Benjamin ibid. p. 185; 1567 Benjamin ibid. p. 321
Switzerland
Early New High German
1554 Benjamin (nom) MHCG2 332
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Benjamin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Benjamin.