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What does Lenny mean?

Lenny Pronunciation of Lenny [lenny] as a boys' name is pronounced LEN-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Leonard.


Lenny has 4 variants: Len, Lenn, Lennell and Lennie.

11 more related forms via Leonard: Lee, Lenard, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Leo, Leon, Leone, Leonid, Leonis and Lonny.

Creative forms:
(male) Lenly, Luny, ..

(female) Lenly, Lenne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lenny Alessandro (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lenny?

Lenny is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#968 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#74398 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lenny entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #628 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1145 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Leo (#91 last year), Leon (#314), Leonard (#653), Lee (#679), Lonny, Lennie, Len, Lenard and Lennard are the popular varying forms of Lenny (#1145 last year). These relations of Lenny reached the height of their popularity 115 years ago (adoption of 1.4%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.3%, 75.1%), with forms such as Lenard going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lenny, Lee, Len, Lenard, Lennard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lennie, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Lonny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lenny is alike in pronunciation to Lannie, Lanny, Linnie, Lino, Lioni, Lionni, Lonnie and Luano. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Berny, Danny, Denny, Donny, Glenny, Jonny, Kenny, Leary, Lenci, Lennox, Lenox, Leroy, Lesly, Levey, Levy, Lezly, Lindy, Linly, Linn, Linzy, Lonn, Lonne, Lundy, Lunn, Lynn, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lenny.