Meaning and name origin
Lanny \l(an)-ny\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Lanny), is pronounced LAN-ee. It is of English origin. Short form and nickname of names like Roland (Old French) "famous land" and Lanzo (Old German) "land".
Lanny▼ has 1 variant form: Lannie.
For more information, see also the related boy name Orlando.
Lanny is a somewhat popular first name for males (#857 out of 1220, Top 70%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lanny for boys. Lanny reached its highest rank of #389 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lanny and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Orlando (#558), Roland (#612), Lanny and Lannie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Lanny▼ is also pronounced similarly to Lenny▼ and Lonny▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Danny▼, Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lynn▼ and Manny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lanny.