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What does Benny mean?

Benny Pronunciation of Benny as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Benny) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Benny is "son". Benny is an alternate spelling of Ben (Hebrew): nickname of Benjamin.



VARIANTS Benno, Bennie

OTHER FORMS VIA BEN, BENJAMIN Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjy, Benn, Benne

(male) Bony, ..

(female) Benah, ..

Benny Trey (B.T.), ..

How popular is Benny?

Benny is a very popular first name for men (#382 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#22461 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Benny reached its top position of #188 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #1268. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Benjamin (#6 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Ben (#692), Benji (#1977), Benjie and Bennie are the prominent variation forms of Benny (#1268) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Benny was at its highest 138 years ago (USAGE OF 0.9%) and is almost as conventional today (USAGE 0.8%, 9%), but with versions such as Bennie falling out of fashion. Benjamin is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benny, Ben, Benjamin, Benji, Benjie, Bennie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjamin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Benny is pronounced similarly to Benoit and Boni. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Barny, Beaty, Benet, Bengt, Bennet, Bennt, Benoni, Bent, Bently, Berky, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berny, Berry, Berty, Binky, Birny (see Birney), Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Danny, Denny, Donny, Glenny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Benny.

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