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Benny (girl)

What does Benny mean?

Benny Pronunciation of Benny 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 respelling of Benedict. Benny is also a derivative of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.


ASSOCIATED WITH blessed, strong, brave


VARIANTS Binny, Binnie, Benoite, Bennie, Benni

RELATED FORMS VIA BENITA, BERNADETTE Bera, Berna, Bernee, Bernie, Bernina, Berny


(female) Beny, ..

(male) Benly, ..

Benny Delaney (B.D.), ..

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?

Popular variation forms of Benny (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bernadette (#1536 VIA LATEST LIST), Benita, Bennie, Bera, Berna and Bernie. These forms of Benny were at the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (MEDIAN #1171) and have become much less popular since. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benita, Bennie, Bera, Berna, Bernadette, Bernie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Benny and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.

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