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What does Penney mean?

Penney Pronunciation of Penney [pen-ney] 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 of Penelope (Greek): from "pene". Penney is also a derivative of Penny (English).

Associated with: greek.


Penney has 4 variants: Penee, Penna, Pennee and Pennie.

2 more related forms via Penelope, Penny: Pen and Penina.

Creative forms:
(female) Paney, Peni, ..

(male) Penno, Penpel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Penney Eliana (P.E.), ..

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. Demographics)

Penney entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #1291 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Penelope (#34 from current records), Pennie and Penny (#754) are the popular alternative forms of Penney. These forms of Penney were popular presently (median #1197). Penelope has been the most popular choice, while Penny has become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Penney, Penelope, Pennie, Penny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Penney is pronounced similarly to Peony. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Bonney, Conney, Danney, Deney, Dennet, Denny, Fanney, Fennel, Genny, Janney, Jennay, Jenne, Jennee, Jennet, Jenney, Jenny, Kennedy, Nanney, Paine, Pansey, Payne, Perley, Perrey, Reney, Rennay, Renne, Renny, Reyney, Ronney and Wendey (see Wendy). These names tend to be less frequently used than Penney.