Benn is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:
- A. W. Benn (1843–1915), British rationalist/humanist writer
- Arrelious Benn (born 1988), American footballer (American football)
- Arthur Shirley Benn, 1st Baron Glenravel (1858–1937), British politician
- Brindley Benn (born 1923), Guyanese politician
- Caroline Benn (1926–2000), British writer, wife of Tony Benn
- Concetta Benn (1926–2011), Australian social worker
- Emily Benn (born 1989), British politician
- Gottfried Benn (1886–1956), German poet
- Hilary Benn (born 1953), British politician, son of Tony Benn
- James R. Benn (born 1949), American mystery writer
- Jamie Benn (born 1989), NHL hockey player for the Dallas Stars, brother of Jordie
- Sir John Benn, 1st Baronet (1850–1922), British politician, father of publisher Ernest Benn and William Wedgwood Benn
- Jordie Benn (born 1987), NHL hockey player for the Dallas Stars, brother of Jamie
- Sir Ernest Benn, 2nd Baronet (1875–1954), British publisher
- Mitch Benn (born 1970), British musician and stand-up comedian
- Nigel Benn (born 1964), British boxer
- Piers Benn, British philosopher
- Sulieman Benn (born 1981), Barbadian spin bowler
- Tony Benn (1925–2014), British politician
- William Benn (disambiguation), multiple persons
Benn (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer who played one first-class cricket match for The Bs against England at Lord's in 1831. In a match which England won by an innings 28 runs, Benn was one of seven batsman dismissed for a duck in The Bs low total of 18 all-out (the nineteenth lowest in first-class cricket history), while in their second-innings of 35 all out, he scored 6 runs before being dismissed by William Lillywhite. Benn's batting style is unknown.
Benn (first name and details of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer with possibly amateur status who was active in 1831. He made his first-class debut in 1831 and appeared in one match as an unknown handedness batsman whose bowling style is unknown, playing for The Bs in a match organised by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He scored six runs with a highest score of 6 and took no wickets.
Usage examples of "benn".
The altar, Benn thought, empty now, with no ores left to salvage and no more Delvers arriving to carry them away.
With an effort to pull himself away from the tantalizing riddles of the robe, Benn followed it through the fog to another motionless Hydran, lying almost beyond pickup range and barely visible.
Waiting, Benn stared at the robe until the shifting riddles of its cryptic patterns began to hurt his eyes.
That was an odd name for it, Benn thought, because there were no squirrels in the halo.
The exercise made Benn and his father puff and sweat, but they had to do it every day because they needed the gravity of Earth as well as air to breathe.
His voice trailed off, and his gray eyes had sharp lines around them when they came back to Benn.
He seemed to feel that Benn was only a planetic, anyhow, with no proper place here in the halo.
Friday said it was something no planetic would ever need, but he wanted Benn to learn.
His father shrugged as if that didn't really matter, though to Benn it did.
One of those knobs opened now, into a single brown eye that looked exactly like one of the eyes Benn saw in the mirror.
Gibbon never offered another handshake, but Benn never forgot that one.
His own jokes, though, were never very funny, and he seemed hurt and bewildered once when Benn tried an April Fool joke on him, planting an explosive to go off with a loud bang when Gibbon opened the lab door.
He shook his body sadly after he was calm again and Benn was trying to apologize.
Once, after the little nanionic ship they named Terra Two was fitted for life support, he took Benn with him to Heart of Hydra.
Gibbon was there to chair a symposium on Terra, and he had brought Benn as a live exhibit.