Benson (surname)

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Benson
Family name
Meaning "Son of Ben"
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin English
Related names Benison, Bensone, Bennison, Bennsone, Bennisoun, Bennisone
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Benson is a common patronymic surname of English origin meaning "son of Ben". Benson is uncommon as a first name, but quite common as a surname in English speaking countries.

Notable people with the name Benson include:

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  • Carly Corinthos (née Benson), role played by Sarah Joy Brown and Laura Wright in American soap opera General Hospital
  • Freddie Benson, role played by Nathan Kress in American TV sitcom iCarly
  • Kurt Benson, character in British soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Olivia Benson, character in American polica drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Benson, brother-in-law of Deputy Arthel Queen in the novel Deliverance
  • Jamesir Bensonmum, character played by Sir Alec Guinness in the 1976 comedy film "Murder By Death"

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