Bender may refer to:
The surname Bender derives from both British and German origin.
In England it derives from old Benden or Benbow. In Germany it is a form of Fassbinder or Cooper. It is an occupational name in both English and German forms.
Art, music, film, television and radio
- Aimee Bender, American novelist
- Darren Bender
- David Bender, political activist and host of the radio show "Politically Direct" on Air America Radio
- Dawn Bender (born 1935), American film, stage, and radio actress
- Hank Bender, Irving, Texas-based trucker and syndicated advice columnist
- Hy Bender, author
- Jack Bender, American film and television director
- Lawrence Bender (born 1958), Hollywood movie producer
- Lionel Bender (1934-2008), American expert in Northeast African (especially Ethiopian) languages
- Arik Bender, Israeli journalist. Parliamentry reporter with Maariv daily newspaper.
- Stephen Bender, American actor
- Steve Bender (1946–2006), German musician and record producer, formerly of the group Dschinghis Khan
- Ted Bender (born 1925)
- Tim Bender, American drummer for the hardcore punk band, Death by Stereo
Military and politics
- Bob Bender (born 1958)
- Chief Bender (1884–1954), (actually Charles Albert Bender) Hall of Fame U.S. baseball pitcher of the early 20th century
- Gary Bender, American sportscaster
- Jacob Bender (born 1985), NFL offensive tackle
- Jakob Bender (1910–1981), German footballer
- John R. Bender, college football and basketball coach
- Jonathan Bender (born 1981), former NBA player
- Lars Bender, German footballer, twin brother of Sven Bender
- Manfred Bender (born 1966), German football player and coach
- Sven Bender, German footballer, twin brother of Lars Bender
- Todd Bender
- An expression for a Binge drinking spree, referring to the act of bending over to vomit, or now used also for going on a legal or illegal binge drug spree, such as large use of cocaine or heroin in short amount of time.
- Former British slang for a sixpence
- A derogatory British slang for a male homosexual, derived from the practice of bending over to permit buggery.
- An expression used in hockey for a player who can't skate, as his ankles cave or bend in.