What does Benny mean?
Benny /ben-ny/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Benny) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Benny is "son". Benny is an alternate spelling of Ben (Hebrew): short version of Benjamin. Benna is a familiar surname.
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.Kreatif forms: Bealny, Benbo, Bennybo. [more]
How popular is Benny?
Benny is a very popular first name for men (#382 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#22461 out of 150436, Top 15%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6613%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2108%, down 68.1%), with the versions Ben, Benjaman, Benjiman, Bennie and Benny falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)