What does Fanny mean?
Fanny \f(an)-ny\ as a girls' name is pronounced FAN-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fanny is "from France". Pet form of Frances, very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cookbook author Fannie Farmer; author Fannie Flagg; actress Fanny Ardant.
For more information, see also the related girl name Euphemia.
Fanny▼ has 41 more related forms via Fannie, Frances: Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fanya, Fran▼, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca▲, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine▼, Francisca▼, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank▼, Franka, Franki, Frankie▼, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabella, Fransabelle, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.
Fanny is a very prominent first name for women (#974 out of 4276, Top 23%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#51934 out of 88799, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Fanny for girls. Fanny reached its highest position of #230 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Fanny and affiliated names. Francesca (#426 in 2014), Frances (#602), Frank, Frankie, Fronia, Francisca, Euphemia, Fran, Fannie and Francine are the popular related forms of Fanny. Adoption of this girl name reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with forms such as Francisca, Frank, Francine, Fannie and Fanny falling out of fashion. Francesca (#426) is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Fanny▼ is pronounced similarly to Faina, Fauna, Fawna and Fawnya. Other suggested similar baby names are Danny, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Hanny, Janny, Lanny, Nanny and Sanny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fanny.