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What does Penney mean?

Penney \p(en)-ney\ as a name for girls is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Penney is "weaver". Penney is a form of Penelope (Greek): from "pene". Penney is also a derivative of Penny (English).


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

Penney has 4 more related forms via Penelope, Penny: Pen, Penelopa, Penina and Pennelope.


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 (#unlisted). 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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Penelope, Pennie, Penny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Penney is pronounced similarly to Peony. Another suggested similar baby name is Jenney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Penney.