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Not to be confused with Fen.
This article is about the name. For other uses, see Fen (disambiguation).

Fenn typically appears as a surname. Occasionally it appears as a middle name, pen name or name of a fictional character.

Notable people with surname Fenn[edit]

born in China
born in the United Kingdom
born in the United States

Fictional characters[edit]

In the case of the character Fenn Shysa (Star Wars universe), 'Fenn' is used as a given name.

The name Fenn is also used by Wilbur Smith to name one of his characters in his book The Quest (novel). In the book he indicates that the name Fenn means Moon Fish

Use as a middle name[edit]

Fenn has been used as a middle name in cases not directly attributable to retention of a maiden name, such as in the case of the English-Australian soldier Anthony Fenn Kemp (1773–1868).

Use as a pseudonym or pen name[edit]

Fenn has occasionally been used as a pen name, such as in the case of American writer Charles L. Grant (1942–2006) who wrote under the name "Lionel Fenn" among others.

Other Uses[edit]

  • Fenn College, predecessor of Cleveland State University
  • Fenn Tower, building on the campus of Cleveland State University
  • Fenn's Moss, part of a British nature reserve


  1. ^ H. C. Fenn is the son of C. H. Fenn
  2. ^ E. Fenn took the surname of her husband, John Fenn (antiquarian).
  3. ^ a b c Presumed to have been born in the United Kingdom
  4. ^ J. F. Hoskens took the surname of her husband, Joseph Hoskins.