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Meaning and name origin

Fanny \f(an)-ny\ as a girl's 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.


Fanny has 9 variant forms: Fan, Fanceen, Fania, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie and Fantine.

For more information, see also the related girl name Euphemia.


Fanny is a very popular first name for females (#974 out of 4276, Top 23%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#51934 out of 88799, Top 58%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fanny for girls. Fanny reached its highest rank of #230 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fanny name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fanny and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Frances (#602), Fanny, Fannie and Euphemia. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Euphemia, Fannie, Fanny, Frances in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny, Frances outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fanny is also pronounced similarly to Faina, Fanya, Fauna, Fawna and Fawnya. Other suggested similar baby names are Danny, Fancy, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Franny, Hanny, Janny, Lanny, Nanny and Sanny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fanny.