What does Lanny mean?
Lanny [lan-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.
Affiliated boy name: Orlando.
1 more relation via Lanzo, Roland: Lanza.Creative forms:
(male) Langny, Luny, ..
(female) Lanly, Lanne, .. Middle name pairings:
Lanny Brenton (L.B.), ..
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)
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. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Lanny ranked in the Top 2000 are Lannie, Orlando (#614 in 2015) and Roland (#586). Usage of these forms of Lanny was more pronounced among parents a century ago (median #1146) and has become much reduced since, with forms like Lanny becoming less in vogue.
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.