Usually a diminutive of the names BENJAMIN and BENEDICT.

In some cases it is also short for Bartholomew.

Famous bearers are: Benny Goodman, Benny Andersson, Benny Benassi, Benny Hill, Benny Medina, Benny Neyman, Benny Carter, Benny Ibarra, Benny Friedman, Benny Bufano.