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What does Denney mean?

Denney Pronunciation of Denney [den-ney] as a name for boys has its root in Scandinavian, and Denney means "the Dane's village; follower of Dionysius". Denney is a version of Denby (Scandinavian): place name. Denney is also a variant of Dennis (English, Greek): also form of Dionysius.

Associated with: scandinavian, follower (servant).


Denney has 2 variants: Dennie and Denny.

10 more alternative forms via Denby, Dennis: Danby, Den, Denbey, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Dennys, Denys and Deon.

Creative forms:
(male) Dainey, Derney, ..

(female) Dendey, Deno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denney Davian (D.D.), ..

How popular is Denney?

Denney is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#2692 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dennis (#496 the previous year), Deon (#1010), Denis (#1494), Dennie and Denny are the prominent alternative forms of Denney (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Den, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Denney was widespread 65 years ago (usage of 1.05%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.05%, 95.5% less), with versions like Denny becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Denney is alike in pronunciation to Danie, Dannie, Danno, Danny, Donnie and Donny. Other recommended names are Benjey, Benne, Bennet, Benny, Dabney, Daine, Dane, Dann, Dannel, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Delaney, Dene, Denley, Denly, Denver, Denzel, Deonn, Derbey, Dewey, Deyn, Doane, Donn, Donne, Donnel, Dontey, Duane, Dunley, Dunn, Dunne, Dunnley (see Dunley), Dwane, Henley, Hewney, Kenley, Kennedy, Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Kenny, Kinney, Lenny, Penley, Pennley, Renne, Renny, Sennet, Sunney, Tanney, Tenny and Verney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Denney.

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