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Benz originated as a German nickname for Berthold, or Bernhard is both a surname and a given name.

Benz may also refer to:


  • Bertha Benz (1849–1944), German marketing entrepreneur who was the first to drive an automobile for a long distance, wife of Karl Benz
  • Derek Benz (born 1971), American author of fantasy fiction for children
  • Julie Benz (born 1972), American actress
  • Kafi Benz (born 1941), American entrepreneur
  • Karl Benz (1844–1929), German engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur who built the first patented automobile in 1885
  • Larry Benz (born 1941), former American football player
  • Maria Benz (1906–1946), the birth name of Nusch Éluard, German-born model who married Paul Éluard
  • Walter Benz (born 1931), German mathematician known for his work on geometric planes


  • Nicky Benz (born 1980), ring name of Nick Berk, American wrestler
  • Nikki Benz (born 1981), stage name of Alla Montchak, Canadian pornographic actress and director
  • Spragga Benz (born 1969), stage name of Carlton Grant, Jamaican deejay and musician

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