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What does Lanny mean?

Lanny Pronunciation of Lanny 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". Also form of Orlando.

ASSOCIATED WITH La-, old, famous




(male) Luny, ..

(female) Lanly, ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lanny name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

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.

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-sounding 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, Lanza, 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.