What does Denny mean?
Denny /den-ny/ [2 sylls.] 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 transcription of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis. Compare last name Denney.
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 popularity of Denny and related names. Denice, Denise (#777 a year ago) and Denisse are the prominent variation forms of Denny (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Variants like Denni are seldom used. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4963%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0743%, down 85%), with the forms Denice and Denise becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Denny is alike in pronunciation to Danay, Daney, Danna▲, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dany, Deana▼, Deanna▼, Deena▼, Deenya, Dena▼, Denae, Denah, Denay, Denia, Denna, Deona, Deonna, Dinay, Donna▼, Donnay, Donni and Donny. Other recommended similar baby names are Benny, Danne, Deane, Deann▼, Deanne▼, Dene, Deon, Deonne, Genny, Jenny▼, Penny▼ and Renny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Denny.