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What does Fanny mean?

Fanny /fan-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.

Associated with: 18th century, 19th century


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

Affiliated girl name: Euphemia.

Fanny has 18 more related forms via Fannie, Frances: Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Fanya, Fran, France, Francey, Franci, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny and Franzi.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Fani, Fannyi, ..

(male) Fande, Faner, ..

How popular is Fanny?

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 (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Fanny for girls. Fanny was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #230 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fanny name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Fanny and affiliated names. Frances (#602 in recent rankings), France, Frank, Fran, Fan, Fannie and Euphemia are the popular related forms of Fanny. Adoption of these relations of Fanny reached its apex 94 years ago (average #1180) and has become much lower since (#1825, 98.7% less usage), with forms such as Fanny falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fanny, Euphemia, Fan, Fannie, Fran in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of France, Frances, Frank in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Fanny is pronounced similarly to Faina, Fauna, Faunia, Fawna, Fawnia, Fawnya, Fayanna, Fenia, Fenya, Fina, Fiona, Fionna and Fyona. Other suggested similar names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danny, Dany, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Evanny, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Fay, Flanna, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Hany, Janny, Jany, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny, Rainy, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Tawny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fanny.