First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Benn

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Indian (Sanskrit)

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Alt. Meaning

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Notable Persons Named Benn

Notable Persons Named Benn

Benn Jordan

Benn Jordan is an intelligent dance music, breakcore, glitch (music), drum, bass, ambient music, 20th-century classical music, and acid techno musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Sitar, Oud, Piano, Synthesizer, Digital audio workstation, and Sampler (musical instrument). He was most active from 1993 to present. Benn was given the name Benn Lee Jordan on October 28th, 1979. Benn is also known as The Flashbulb, Acidwolf, CHR15TPUNCH3R, DJ ASCII, Dr. Lefty, Dysrythmia, FlexE, Human Action Network, Lucid32, MC Flashbulb, rnd16, 66x, and Q-Bit.

Benn Harradine

Benn was born on October 14th, 1982 in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Benn Robinson

Benn Robinson is a rugby player.

Benn Ferriero

Benn Ferriero is a hockey player for the EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2009. Benn was born on April 29th, 1987 in Boston.

Benn Northover

Benn was born on January 3rd, 1978 in Suffolk.

Benn Steil


Notable Persons With the Last Name Benn

Notable Persons With the Last Name Benn

Tony Benn

Tony Benn was a for Bristol South East, for Chesterfield, Secretary of State for Energy, Secretary of State for Industry, Chairman of the Labour Party, Minister of Technology, Postmaster General, Member of Parliament, forChesterfield, forBristol South East, President of . Tony was given the name Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn on April 3rd, 1925 in Marylebone, London, UK. He breathed his last breath on March 14th, 2014.

Nigel Benn

Nigel Benn is a boxer. Nigel was born on January 22nd, 1964 in England.

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn is a Member of Parliament, for Leeds Central, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities, Local Government, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food, Rural Affairs, Secretary of State for E. Hilary was born on November 26th, 1953 in Hammersmith.

Jamie Benn

Jamie Benn is a hockey player for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2009. Jamie was born on July 18th, 1989 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Jordie Benn

Jordie Benn is a hockey player for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Jordie was born on July 26th, 1987 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Arrelious Benn

Arrelious Benn is a football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Arrelious was born on September 8th, 1988 in Washington, D.C.

  • Emily Benn
    Croydon Council
  • Caroline Benn
  • Mitch Benn
  • Aluf Benn
  • Arthur Shirley Benn
  • Anthony Benn
  • Archie Benn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benn U.S.
  White 53.86% 64.26%
  African American 36.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benn

People with the last name Benn are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Benn

  • How Popular is the name Benn? Benn is the 19,691st most popular name of all time. As a last name Benn was the 7,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 382 babies born with the first name Benn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benn to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Benn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benn is Saturday, March 30th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Benn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benn was in 1980 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Benn: The name spelled backwards is Nneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,716 people with the last name Benn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Benn as their last name.
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