Kuhn is a surname of German origin, derived from the Old German name Conrad. It may refer to the following people:

  • Abraham Kuhn (1838–1900), Alasatian otolaryngologist
  • Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880–1963), American scholar of mythology and linguistics
  • Anke Kühn (born 1981), German field hockey player
  • Bradley M. Kuhn (born 1973), American free software activist
  • Bowie Kuhn (1926–2007), American Major League Baseball commissioner
  • Dieter Kühn (born 1956), East German association football player
  • Franz Kuhn (1884–1961), German lawyer and translator of Chinese novels
  • Franz Felix Adalbert Kuhn (1812–1881), German philologist and folklorist
  • Frédéric Kuhn (born 1968), French hammer thrower
  • Friedrich Adalbert Maximilian Kuhn (1842–1894), German botanist
  • Fritz Kuhn (born 1955), German Green Party politician
  • Fritz Julius Kuhn (1896–1951), leader of the German American Bund
  • Harold W. Kuhn (born 1925), American mathematician, 1980 John von Neumann Theory Prize winner, developer of Kuhn poker
  • Joachim Kühn (born 1944), German jazz pianist
  • John Kuhn (born 1982), American football player
  • Judy Kuhn (born 1958), American singer and actress, Tony Award winner
  • Köbi Kuhn (born 1943), head coach of the Switzerland national football team
  • Maggie Kuhn (1905–1995), American activist, founder of the Gray Panthers
  • Oskar Kuhn (1908–1990), German paleontologist
  • Peter Kuhn (1955–2009), American race car driver
  • Richard Kuhn (1900–1967), Austrian biochemist, winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Rick Kuhn (born 1955), Marxist economist and lecturer at the Australian National University
  • Robert Lawrence Kuhn (born 1944), American author, investment banker, China specialist and PBS host
  • Simone Kuhn (born 1980), Swiss beach volleyball player
  • Steve Kuhn (born 1938), American jazz pianist
  • Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922–1996), American philosopher and historian of science, author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Walt Kuhn (1877–1949), American painter

Famous quotes containing the word kuhn:

    Being sixty-five ... became a crossroads. We said, We have nothing to lose, so we can raise hell.
    —Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905)

    In a sense that I am unable to explicate further, the proponents of competing paradigms practice their trades in different worlds.
    —Thomas S. Kuhn (1922)

    People who have had power, when they become powerless, are really tragic.... We just allow ourselves to be conditioned by a society so we become as important as we’re supposed to be.
    —Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905)