What does Benny mean?
Benny [ben-ny] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Benny) means "blessed; strong, brave bear". Benny is an alternate spelling of Benita (Spanish, Latin): feminine version of Benedict. Benny is also a derivative of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.
(female) Beny, Biny, ..
(male) Benly, Bennya, .. Middle name pairings:
Benny Jordan (B.J.), ..
How popular is Benny?
Benny is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#22461 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Benny (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bernadette (#1492 via latest list), Bernie, Berna, Bera, Bennie and Benita. These forms of Benny were at the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (median #1171) and have become much less popular since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Benny is alike in pronunciation to Banee, Bena, Bianey, Bina, Binah, Bogna, Bonie, Bonnee, Bonney, Bonni, Bonnie▼, Bonny, Buena, Buna, Bunnee, Bunni, Bunnie, Bunny and Byna. Other suggested similar names are Anny, Becky▼, Bente, Bently, Berni, Berry, Berty, Bessy, Bethy, Betsy▼, Betty▼, Bevvy, Bindy, Blinny, Bonne, Brenn, Brenna▼, Brenne, Bretny (see Brittany), Briny, Bronny, Bunty, Cinny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Fanny▼, Genny, Ginny, Gwenny, Hanny, Janny, Jenny▼, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny▼, Peony, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Sunny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Benny.See names in meaning and etymology.