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What does Lenny mean?

Lenny \l(en)-ny\ 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.

Lenny has 18 more related forms via Leonard: Lee, Lenard, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Leo, Leon, Leonardo, Leondaus, Leone, Leonerd, Leonhard, Leonid, Leonidas, Leonides, Leonis, Lonnard and Lonny.


Lenny is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#968 out of 1220, Top 79%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#70837 out of 88799, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lenny for boys. Lenny entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #611 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lenny name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lenny and affiliated names. Leo (#97 last year), Leonardo (#114), Leon (#321), Leonidas (#566), Leonard (#662), Lee (#701), Lonny, Lenard, Lennie and Len are the popular varying forms of Lenny rated in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1960-1969 and has become much less widespread since, with forms such as Lee, Lonny, Lenny, Len and Lenard falling out of style. Leonidas (#566), Leo (#97) and Leonardo (#114) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here, with Leo going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Len, Lenard, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonardo, Leonidas, Lonny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lenny is alike in pronunciation to Lanny. Other suggested similar baby names are Benny, Denny, Kenny, Linn, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lynn, Renny and Tenny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lenny.