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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Benz

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  1. (automotive, informal) Short form of Mercedes-Benz.

Benz was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Benz

Their most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Benz was born in 1948 in Hong Kong.


Benz was born on June 22nd, 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Benz

Julie Benz is an actress. She was most active from 1990 to present. Julie was given the name Julie M. Benz on May 1st, 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


Karl Benz was an engineer. Karl was born on November 25th, 1844 in Mühlburg , German Confederation. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 1929.


Bethany was born on May 19th, 1986 in Ukraine. Bethany is also known as Caviar.


Spragga Benz is a dancehall deejay (jamaican), actor, and musician. He was most active from 1991 to 1991. Spragga was given the name Carlton Errington Grant on May 30th, 1969 in Kingston, Jamaica. Spragga is also known as Spragga Benz.


Wolfgang was born on June 9th, 1941.


Michael Benz is an actor. Michael was born in England.


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Popularity of Benz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benz U.S.
  White 92.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benz

People with the last name Benz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Benz

  • How Popular is the name Benz? Benz is the 42,217th most popular name of all time. As a last name Benz was the 6,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69 babies born with the first name Benz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benz 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 Benz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Benz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benz is Saturday, December 24th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Benz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benz was in 2015 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Benz: Your name in reverse order is Zneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnez. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,691 people with the last name Benz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benz? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Benz as their last name.

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