Benz, an old Germanic clan name dating to the fifth century (related to "bear", "war banner", "gau", or a "land by a waterway") also used in German as an alternative for names such as Berthold, Bernhard, or Benedict, may refer to:



  • 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


  • Amy Benz, golf tournament winner at 1989 Fujitsu Ladies LPGA of Japan
  • 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
  • Edward J. Benz, Jr., professor of genetics
  • Joe Benz (1886–1957), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Joseph Benz (born 1944), Swiss former bobsledder, Olympic and world champion
  • Julie Benz (born 1972), American actress
  • Kafi Benz (born 1941), American author, artist, and environmental and historic preservationist
  • Karl Benz (1844–1929), German engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur who built the first patented automobile
  • Larry Benz (born 1941), American former National Football League player
  • Laura Benz (born 1992), Swiss ice hockey player
  • Maria Benz (1906–1946), birth name of Nusch Éluard, German-born model who married Paul Éluard
  • Mathilde Benz (1901–1977), birth name of Lee Parry, German actress
  • Paul Benz (born 1986), Australian Paralympic athlete
  • Richard Benz (1884–1966), German historian and writer
  • Roland Benz (born 1943), German biophysicist
  • Sara Benz (born 1992), Swiss ice hockey player
  • Walter Benz (1931–2017), German mathematician known for his work on geometric planes
  • Wolfgang Benz (born 1941), German historian


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