Benno Meaning and Origin

Benno is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “bear strong.” It is a short form of the name Bernhard, which means “brave as a bear” in German. Benno has been a popular name in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for many years. It is also used in other countries, including the Netherlands and Hungary. Famous people with the name Benno include Benno Fürmann, a German actor, and Benno Ohnesorg, a German student who was shot and killed during a protest in 1967. In addition to its use as a given name, Benno is also the name of several places in Germany and Switzerland, including a town in Bavaria and a mountain in the Swiss Alps.

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