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What does Denny mean?

Denny \d(en)-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 of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis. A rare name for newborns.


Denny has 7 variants: Deneigh, Deney, Deni, Denni, Dennie, Dinnie and Dinny.

Denny has 13 more related variations via Denise: Denese, Denice, Deniece, Denisa, Denissa, Denisse, Denize, Dennet, Dennette, Dennise, Denyce, Denys and Denyse.


Denny is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4167 out of 4276, Top 97%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#1886 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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 (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and is now significantly less widespread, with the forms Denice and Denise becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Denice, Denise, Denisse in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denise outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.