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 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)
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)