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What does Hanny mean?

Hanny Pronunciation of Hanny [han-ny] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Hanny means "He (God) has favored me". Hanny is a version of Anne (Hebrew): the English variant of Hannah.


Hanny has 6 variants: Hana, Hanah, Hanna, Hannie, Hena and Honna.

22 more related forms via Anne, Hannah: Ann, Anna, Anni, Anny, Hajna, Hanja, Hanka, Hanne, Hannele, Nan, Nana, Nance, Nancey, Nanci, Nancy, Nanine, Nanney, Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon and Nanor.

Creative forms:
(female) Hinny, Huny, ..

(male) Hanes, Hanto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanny Christian (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hanny?

Hanny is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#59916 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Hannah (#28 in 2015), Anna (#44), Hanna (#523), Anne (#569), Nancy (#820), Hana (#860), Ann (#893), Nannie, Nanny, Hanah, Nanci, Nana and Nan are the prominent variation forms of Hanny (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Hanny were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (average #787) and have become much less conventional since (#1210, 88% less usage), with versions like Anne becoming somewhat outmoded. Anna is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Hannah is now the most fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann, Anna, Anne, Hana, Hanah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hanna, Hannah, Nan, Nana, Nanci in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nancy, Nannie, Nanny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Hanna, Hannah, Nancy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hanny is alike in pronunciation to Hanae, Hania, Haniah, Haniya, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniya, Hanniyah, Hannya, Hannyah, Hany, Hanyah, Henia, Henie, Hennie, Hinna, Honey and Honie. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danny, Dany, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Evanny, Fanny, Franny, Genny, Ginny, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Haley, Hally, Hamna, Hanan, Hanina, Happy, Harly, Hatsy, Hatty, Janny, Jany, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Penny, Rainy, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Tawny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hanny.

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