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What does Vinny mean?

Vinny Pronunciation of Vinny [vin-ny] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Vinny) is of Latin origin, and the name Vinny means "prevailing". Vinny is a version of Vincent (Latin): from Vincentius.


Vinny has 1 variant: Vinnie.

6 more related forms via Vincent: Vin, Vince, Vincens, Vincenty, Vincenz and Vinzenz.

Creative forms:
(male) Vany, Viny, ..

(female) Vini, Vinnyi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vinny Blaize (V.B.), ..

How popular is Vinny?

Vinny is an uncommon first name for males. Vinny is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Vinny (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Vince (#1272 via latest list) and Vincent (#109). These forms of Vinny reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.2%, 26.7% less). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vince, Vincent in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Vinny is pronounced similarly to Vanya. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Birny (see Birney), Danny, Denny, Donny, Gianny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Signy, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny, Vann, Vijay and Vonn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vinny.