What does Denny mean?
Denny /den-ny/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Denny) is of French origin, and the meaning of Denny is "follower of Dionysius". Denny is a variant form, with the suffix -y, of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.
(female) Diny, Dony, ..
(male) Denby, Denda, ..
How popular is Denny?
Denny is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4167 out of 4276, Top 97%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#1899 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Denny and related names. Denese, Denice, Denise (#777 a year ago), Dennie, Dennise and Denyse are the prominent variation forms of Denny (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Deneigh, are seldom used. These forms of Denny were favored by parents 64 years ago (average #1204) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Denise becoming less trendy. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Denny is alike in pronunciation to Dahna, Dahnya, Danay, Danaye, Daney, Dani▲, Dania, Danie, Danney, Dannia, Danny, Deanna▼, Denay, Deonna, Diana▼, Dianna▼, Digna, Dina▼, Dinya, Dona▼, Donni, Donnie▼, Donny, Dyna and Dynah. Other recommended names are Anny, Benny, Berny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danfy, Danne, Deane, Deann▼, Deanne▼, Debby▼, Delany, Delly, Delmy, Dene, Deon, Deonne, Derry, Devany, Devenny, Devony, 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 less frequently used than Denny.