What does Penney mean?
Penney /pen-ney/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Penney is "weaver". Penney is an alternate form, with the suffix -y, of Penelope (Greek): from "pene". Penney is also a derivative of Penny (English).
How popular is Penney?
Penney is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2743 out of 4276, Top 64%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#5626 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Penney and associated names. Penelope (#42 the previous year), Pennie and Penny (#808) are the popular alternative forms of Penney (outside Top 1000). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5203%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3833%, ▼26.3%), with the forms Pennie and Penny becoming less stylish. Penelope (#42) is the most fashionable girl name here, and there is a revival in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)