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Denny (girl)

What does Denny mean?

Denny Pronunciation of 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 of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.

Variations

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

Denny has 9 more relations via Denise: Denese, Denice, Denisa, Denize, Dennet, Dennise, Denyce, Denys and Denyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Diny, Dony, ..

(male) Denda, Dendi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denny Kinlee (D.K.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Denese, Denice, Denise (#991 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 65 years ago (average #1204) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Denise becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denese, Denice, Denise, Dennie, Dennise, Denyse in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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