Benny

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Benny
Pronunciation /ˈbɛni/
Gender Male (Benjamin, Benedict, Bennett, Bernard, Ebenezer, etc.)
Female (Bernice or Bernadette)
Other names
Related names Benjamin, Bernice, Bernadette, Bernard
For other uses, see Benny (disambiguation).

Benny or Bennie is a given name or a shortened version of the given name Benjamin, or less commonly, Benedict, Bennett, Bernice, Ebenezer or Bernard.

People[edit]

Bennie[edit]

  • Bennie Blades (born 1966), American retired National Football League player
  • Bennie Borgmann (1900–1978), pioneering professional basketball player and head coach
  • Bennie Cunningham (born 1954), American retired National Football League player
  • Bennie Daniels (born 1932), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Bennie L. Davis (1928-2012), United States Air Force general and commander-in-chief of Strategic Air Command
  • Bennie Ellender (1925–2011), American college football player and head coach
  • Bennie Goods (born 1968), American retired Canadian Football League player
  • Bennie Green (1923–1977), American jazz trombonist and bandleader
  • Bennie Logan (born 1989), American National Football League player
  • Bennie Maupin (born 1940), American jazz musician
  • Bennie McRae (1939-2012), American National Football League player
  • Bennie Muller (born 1948), Dutch former footballer
  • Bennie Oosterbaan (1906-1990), American college football, basketball and baseball player and head coach
  • Bennie Purcell (born 1929), American college basketball and Washington Generals (Harlem Globetrotters) player and college tennis coach
  • Bennie Tate (1901-1973), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Bennie Thompson (born 1948), American politician
  • Bennie Thompson (American football) (born 1963), American retired National Football League player
  • Bennie Wallace (born 1946), American post bop, swing music and jazz tenor saxophonist and composer

Benny[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Benny the Bull, in the children's animated television series Dora the Explorer
  • Benny the Cab, who first appeared in Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
  • Benny Shaw, protagonist in two children's novels by Irish author Eoin Colfer
  • Bernice Summerfield, companion of the Seventh Doctor in the expanded Doctor Who universe