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What does Lanny mean?

Lanny [lan-ny] as a boys' name 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".

Associated with: famous.


Lanny has 1 variant: Lannie.

Affiliated boy name: Orlando.

Lanny has 1 more relation via Lanzo, Roland: Lanza.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Langny, Luny, ..

(female) Lanly, Lanne, ..

How popular is Lanny?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Lanny for boys. Lanny entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #347 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the boy name Lanny and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Lanny ranked in the Top 2000 are Lannie, Orlando (#558 in 2014) and Roland (#612). Usage of these forms of Lanny was more pronounced among parents 9 decades ago (median #1146) and has become much reduced since, with forms like Lanny becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lanny, Lannie, Orlando, Roland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lanny is pronounced similarly to Lennie, Lenny, Linnie, Lino, Lioni, Lionni, Lonnie, Lonny and Luano. Other suggested similar names are Barny, Benny, Carny, Dabny, Dagny, Danny, Denny, Donny, Gianny, Hany, Jonny, Karny (see Kearney), Kenny, Lacey, Lacy, Laddy, Laine, Lance, Land, Lando, Landry, Landyn, Lane, Lang, Lange, Langly, Lantz, Laray, Laroy, Larry, Lary, Lawry, Layne, Lenn, Lindy, Linly, Linn, Linzy, Lonn, Lonne, Lundy, Lunn, Lynn, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lanny.