Meaning and Name Origin
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 on this name, see also the related boy name Orlando.
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)
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 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with forms like Orlando, Rolando, Rollie, Rollin and Rowland falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.