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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 has 2 variant forms: Bennie, Benno.


Benny is a very popular first name for males (#382 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17046 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benny for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Benny and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ben, Benjamin, Bennie and Benny. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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