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What does Lenny mean?

Lenny Pronunciation of Lenny as a boys' name is pronounced LEN-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Leonard.



VARIANTS Len, Lenn, Lennell, Lennie

RELATED FORMS VIA LEONARD Lee, Lenard, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Leo, Leon, Leone, Leonid, Leonis, Lonny

(male) Luny, ..

(female) Lenly, ..

Lenny Branden (L.B.), ..

How popular is Lenny?

Lenny is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#968 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#74398 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lenny entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #628 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1690 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Leo (#50 LAST YEAR), Leon (#238), Leonard (#633), Lee (#689), Len, Lenard, Lennard, Lennie and Lonny are the popular varying forms of Lenny (#1690). These relations of Lenny reached the height of their popularity 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.4%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.5%, 63.6%), with forms such as Lenard going out of style. Leo is more familiar than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lenny, Lee, Len, Lenard, Lennard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lennie, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Lonny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lenny is alike in pronunciation to Lannie, Lanny, Linnie, Lino, Lioni, Lionni, Lonnie, Lonny and Luano. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Benny, Berny, Danny, Denny, Donny, Glenny, Jonny, Kenny, Leary, Lenci, Lennox, Lenox, Leon, Leone, Leroy, Lesly, Levey, Levy, Lezly, Lindy, Linly, Linn, Linzy, Lonn, Lonne, Lundy, Lunn, Lynn, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lenny.