In this fantasy-romance, Benjamin Button, played by Brad Pitt, is a man who was born old and ages backwards. The audience follows his life as he experiences getting younger while those around him, including a woman he loves, gets older. The movie has unexpectedly become a verb to compliment maturing adults, as in, “Wow, you look great! You’re Benjamin-Buttoning!”
Benjamin has consistently ranked in the top 100 most popular names since the 1960s and has recently spiked in popularity, sitting securely in the sixth-place spot for the past two years.