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What does Fanny mean?

Fanny Pronunciation of Fanny as a girls' name is pronounced FAN-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fanny is "from France". Pet form of Frances, very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cookbook author Fannie Farmer; author Fannie Flagg; actress Fanny Ardant. Also form of Euphemia.


ASSOCIATED WITH 18th century, 19th century


VARIANTS Fan, Fanceen, Fania, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fantine

RELATED FORMS VIA FANNIE, FRANCES Fancey, Fancie, Fancy, Fanya, Fran, France, Francey, Franci, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Franzi

(female) Fani, ..

(male) Fande, ..

Fanny Elly (F.E.), ..

How popular is Fanny?

Fanny is a very prominent first name for women (#974 out of 4276, Top 23%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Fanny was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #230 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Frances (#445 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Euphemia, Fan, Fannie, Fran, France and Frank are the popular related forms of Fanny. Adoption of these relations of Fanny reached its apex 108 years ago (AVERAGE #1137) and has become much lower since (#1805, 97.2% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Fanny falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fanny, Euphemia, Fan, Fannie, Fran in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of France, Frances, Frank in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Fanny is pronounced similarly to Faina, Fauna, Faunia, Fawna, Fawnia, Fawnya, Fayanna, Fenia, Fenya, Fina, Fiona, Fionna and Fyona. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danny, Dany, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Evanny, Faun, Faune, Fawn, Fawne, Fay, Flanna, Genny, Ginny, Hanny, Hany, Janny, Jany, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny, Rainy, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Tawny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fanny.

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