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Benny

What does Benny mean?

Benny Pronunciation of Benny [ben-ny] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Benny) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Benny is "son". Benny is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -y, of Ben (Hebrew): short version of Benjamin.

Variations

Benny has 2 variants: Bennie and Benno.

Benny has 7 more different relations via Ben, Benjamin: Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Benn and Benne.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bennya, Bony, ..

(female) Benky, Benna, ..

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 history of Benny for boys. Benny reached its top position of #188 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #1444. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benny name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of Benny and related names. Benjamin (#10 in recent rankings), Ben (#740), Bennie, Benji and Benjie are the prominent variation forms of Benny (#1444 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Benny was at its highest 135 years ago (usage of 0.9%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.7%, 13%), but with versions such as Bennie falling out of fashion. Benjamin is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benny, Ben, Benjamin, Benji, Benjie, Bennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Benny is pronounced similarly to Benoit and Boni. Other suggested similar names are Barny, Beaty, Benet, Bengt, Bennet, Bennt, Benoni, Bent, Bently, Berky, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berny, Berry, Berty, Binky, Birny (see Birney), Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Danny, Denny, Donny, Glenny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Benny.

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