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What does Lanny mean?

Lanny \l(an)-ny\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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: Lannie.

For more information, see also the related boy name Orlando.

Lanny has 15 more related variations via Lanzo, Roland: Lanza, Orlando, Roeland, Rolando, Roldan, Roley, Rollan, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollins, Rollo, Rolly, Rowe and Rowland.


Lanny is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#857 out of 1220, Top 70%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lanny for boys. Lanny entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #389 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lanny and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Lanny ranked in the Top 1000 are Lannie, Orlando (#558 in 2014), Roland (#612), Rolando (#905), Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo and Rowland. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2968%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0925%, down 68.8%), with forms like Orlando, Rolando, Rollie, Rollin and Rowland falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lannie, Lanny, Orlando, Roland, Rolando, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo, Rowland in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lanny and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lanny is 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 frequently used than Lanny.