The name Ben in the Bible
The name Ben is vastly popular in our culture but in the Bible it occurs only once, and that in a high name-density chapter of Chronicles. The sole Biblical Ben is an obscure second degree Levite who is a gatekeeper but who is drafted to make music during the transportation of the Ark (1 Chronicles 15:18).
Etymology of the name Ben
The name Ben is identical to the common Hebrew noun בן (ben), meaning son:
The name Ben means Son. But it also means Building Block.