August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
Medieval variation of “Benjamin“, from Hebrew, meaning “son of the south” or “son of the right hand”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Bairre, Barrie, Barry, Ben, Beniamin, Beniamino, Benj, Benja, Benjamin, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Bennie, Benny, Benyamen, Berrie, Berry, Bery, Binyamin, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Beryamen Piggin, a local brewer, who is suggested to (and summarily rejected by) Keren Lemon as a possible husband, in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.