Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Benno m. A hypocoristic of any of various names begining with Old High German, Old Saxon bero 'bear'.

The name of an 11th C German saint.

Austria
Latin
c1030 Penno (nom) UrkStyria 48; c1100 Penno (nom) ibid. 89
c1100 Benicho (nom) UrkStyria 89
Germany
Latin
963x1023 Benno (nom) TradCorb §226
Italy
Latin
1096 Penno (nom) UrkStyria 88
1366 Benozzius (nom) Livi 16; 1368 Benato (abl) ibid. 229, Benoczio (abl) ibid. 194, Benozzus (gen) ibid. 209, Noczius (nom) ibid. 202
The Netherlands
Latin
855 Benno (nom) OrkGZ no. 45
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Benno". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Benno.