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Eben is an informal name for boys. It dates back to the more stoic option, Ebenezer. Eben feels much more youthful, and your child is sure to stand out as it is only a top 5,800 option.

Meaning of the name Eben:

Hebrew: stone of help

Origin of the name Eben:

Eben began as a nickname for Ebenezer, a much more formal baby name. Samuel, a character in the Old Testament, erected the name Ebenezer. He drew inspiration for it from a Hebrew phrase, “‘Even Ha'azer.” In English, it means “stone of help.” Ebenezer became popular in Europe in the nineteenth century because of Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” Eventually, parents formed nicknames like Eben.

Symbolism of the name Eben:

Eben is the shortened form of Ebenezer, allowing it to have the same meaning. Samuel in the Old Testament got the inspiration for the longer baby name from “‘Even Ha'azer.” This phrase translates to “stone of help.”

Style of the name Eben:

Classical

Gender of the name Eben:

Eben is an informal name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Eben:

EH-ben

Number of syllables in the name Eben:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Eben:

Eben feels informal and wholesome. It is an upper-class and refined baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Eben:

  • Ebin
  • Ebben
  • Ebbin

Nicknames for the name Eben:

  • Ben 
  • Eb
  • Bennie
  • Benny
  • Ebie
  • Ee

Popularity of the name Eben:

Eben has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2020, it is a top 5,800 option for boys at rank 5,791.

Related names for the name Eben:

Great middle names for Eben and their meanings:

  • Jude (praised)
  • Andrew (strong, manly, courageous)
  • Cole (swarthy, charcoal)
  • Tate (cheerful, glad, bright)
  • Josiah (God supports, God heals)
  • Rayford (counselor)
  • Xavier (bright, splendid, new house)
  • Garrett (gentle, rules by the spear)

Famous people with the name Eben:

  • Eben Moglen (law professor at Columbia University)
  • Eben Etzebeth (rugby player)
  • Eben Alexander (author)
  • Eben Britton (football player)
  • Eben Franckewitz (former American Idol contestant)
  • Eben Horsford (inventor of baking powder)
  • Eben Roberts (architect)

Ebens in popular culture:

  • Eben Stanhope (character from “Alison's House”)
  • Eben(character from “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”)