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What does Minny mean?

Minny Pronunciation of Minny [min-ny] as a girls' name is of Latin and Old German derivation, and the name Minny means "star of the sea; determined protector". Minny is an alternate spelling of Mary (Latin). Minny is also a variation of Minna (Old German): variation of Wilhelmina.

Associated with: star, sea, determined, protector (defender).


Minny has 3 variants: Manya, Mina and Minnie.

10 more alternative forms via Mary, Minna, Wilhelmina: Billy, Manon, May, Mimi, Min, Minne, Mitzi, Molly, Willy and Wilna.

Creative forms:
(female) Many, Miny, ..

(male) Mini, Minry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Minny Hattie (M.H.), ..

How popular is Minny?

Minny is a rare first name for women. Minny is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Minny (not ranked) are Mary (#124 in 2015), Molly (#144), Mina (#761), Wilhelmina (#1619), May (#1658), Wilna, Mitzi, Minna, Mimi, Billy, Minne and Minnie. Adoption of these forms of Minny was at its highest during 1880-1889 (median #935) and is now much reduced (#1525, down 97%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billy, Mary, May, Mimi, Mina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minna, Minne, Minnie, Mitzi, Molly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Wilna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary, Minna, Molly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Minny is pronounced similarly to Meena, Mena, Minnee, Miyana, Miyanna, Moana, Moina, Mona, Monah, Monay, Monet, Monna, Monnie, Mouna, Moyna and Muna. Other suggested similar names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Blinny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Fanny, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Janny, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Mandy, Micky, Milly, Minda, Mindi, Mindy, Minta, Minty, Mirna, Missy, Misty, Mitzy, Nanny, Penny, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Signy, Sinny, Sunny, Tiny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Minny.

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