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What does Benny mean?

Benny \b(en)-ny\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Benny). The meaning of the name Benny is "son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age". Benny is a variation of Ben (Hebrew). Benny is also a form of Benjamin (Hebrew).


Benny has 2 variants: Bennie and Benno.

Benny has 26 more different forms via Ben, Benjamin: Benejamen, Beniamino, Benjaman, Benjamen, Benjamino, Benjamon, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjiman, Benjimen, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Benyamin, Benyamino, Bibi, Binyamin, Binyamino, Jamin, Veniamin, Venyamin, Yamin, Yamino and Yemin.


Benny is a very popular first name for men (#382 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#17046 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Benny for boys. Benny reached its top position of #197 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Benny and related names. Benjamin (#12 in 2014), Ben (#723), Bennie, Benjiman and Benjaman are the prominent variation forms of Benny. Usage of this boy name was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with the versions Ben, Benny, Bennie, Benjiman and Benjaman falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjaman, Benjamin, Benjiman, Bennie, Benny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjamin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Bennt, Berny, Denny, Kenny, Lenny, Renny and Tenny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Benny.