Meaning and name origin
Benny \b(en)-ny\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Benny), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Benny is "son". Benny is a variant of Ben (Hebrew): short form of Benjamin, or less commonly of Benedict or Bennett.
Benny is a very popular first name for males (#382 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17046 out of 88799, Top 19%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benny for boys. Benny reached its highest rank of #197 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Benny and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Benjamin (#12), Ben (#723), Benny and Bennie. (2014 statistics).