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Meaning and name origin

Penny \p(en)-ny\ as a girl's name is pronounced PEN-nee. It is of English origin. Short form of Penelope (Greek) "weaver" also used as an independent name mostly in the 20th century.

Penny has 4 variant forms: Penee, Pennee, Penney and Pennie.

Penny is also pronounced similarly to Penna and Peony. Other suggested similar baby names are Benny, Denny, Genny, Jenny, Pen and Renny.


Penny is a very popular first name for females (#271 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3218 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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