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pinWhat does Penny mean?

Penny /pen-ny/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Penee, Pennee, Penney and Pennie.

Penny has 5 more related forms via Penelope: Pen, Penelopa, Penina, Penna and Pennelope.

Kreatif forms: Peany, Pennia, Perny. [more]

pinHow popular is Penny?

Penny is a very prominent first name for females (#271 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3410 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Penny for girls. Penny was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #105 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #808 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Penny name in U.S.

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

Popular varying forms of Penny (#808 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Penelope (#42 the previous year) and Pennie. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5203%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.3833%, 26.3%), with the forms Pennie and Penny becoming less stylish. Penelope (#42) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rebound in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Penny and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Penny is alike in pronunciation to Peony. Other suggested similar baby names are Benny, Denny, Genny, Jenny and Renny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Penny.