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Denny (boy)

What does Denny mean?

Denny Pronunciation of Denny as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Denny) has its root in Scandinavian, and the name Denny means "the Dane's village; follower of Dionysius". Denny is an alternate form of Denby (Scandinavian): place name. Denny is also a form of Dennis (English, Greek): also variation of Dionysius.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, follower (servant)


VARIANTS Dennie, Denney

RELATIONS VIA DENBY, DENNIS Danby, Den, Denbey, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Dennys, Denys, Deon, Dion

(male) Diny, ..

(female) Denty, ..

Denny Stetson (D.S.), ..

How popular is Denny?

Denny is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#683 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1899 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Denny reached its highest position of #364 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Dennis (#556 A YEAR AGO), Deon (#1108), Dion (#1368), Denis (#1726) and Dennie are the popular alternative forms of Denny rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Denney, are uncommon. These relations of Denny were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (USAGE OF 1.05%) and are now significantly less common (USAGE 0.05%, 95.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denny, Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Deon, Dion in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Denny is pronounced similarly to Dana, Dani, Danie, Dannie, Danno, Danny, Danya, Dino, Donau, Donnie and Donny. Other recommended sound-alike names are Benny, Berny, Dabny, Dagny, Dandy, Dann, Dean, Deane, Deen, Delany, Dene, Denley, Denly, Denzyl, Deonn, Deonys, Derby, Derry, Dewey, Dexy, Deyn, Donn, Donne, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunn, Dunne, Glenny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Denny.

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