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Meaning and name origin

Penney \p(en)-ney\ as a girl's name is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of Penney is "weaver". Penney is a variant of Penelope (Greek): from "pene". Also a variant of Penny (English): short form of Penelope (Greek) "weaver" also used as an independent name mostly in the 20th century.

Penney has 4 variant forms: Penee, Penna, Pennee, Pennie.


Penney is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2743 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5731 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Penney and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Penelope, Pennie and Penny. (2015 statistics).

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


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