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What does Benno mean?

Benno Pronunciation of Benno as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Benno is "son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age". Benno is an alternate form of Benjamin (Hebrew).




VARIANTS Benny, Bennie

RELATIONS VIA BENJAMIN Ben, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Benn

(male) Benco, ..

(female) Benan, ..

Benno Dean (B.D.), ..

How popular is Benno?

Benno is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#106477 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Benno (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Benjamin (#6 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Ben (#692), Benny (#1268), Benji (#1977), Benjie and Bennie. Other forms, like Benjey, are uncommon. These relations of Benno were at the height of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.9%) and are almost as popular today (USAGE 0.8%, 9%), but with versions such as Bennie becoming somewhat outmoded. Benjamin has been the recurring favorite. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjamin, Benji, Benjie, Bennie, Benny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjamin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Benno is alike in pronunciation to Benoit and Boni. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anno, Benet, Bengt, Benigno, Benito, Benne, Bennet, Bennito, Bennt, Benoni, Benson, Bent, Benton, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berny, Berto, Bingo, Brenn, Brennon, Brennt (see Brent), Bruno, Danno, Enno, Geno, Hanno, Heanno, Jeno, Meino, Reno, Teeno, Teino, Xeno, Yanno and Zeno. These names tend to be more commonly used than Benno.

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