Penny meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Bobbin Worker, Web, Thread, Eye, Face, Voice, Flower, A Diminutive of Penelope, Weaver and Penelops
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Renowned and Perennial unisex name Penny is specifically used in English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish has its roots in Old Greek, Penny means "Bobbin Worker, Web, Thread, Eye, Face, Voice, Flower, A Diminutive of Penelope, Weaver or Penelops". Penny is a short form of Penelope. Penelope is Latin equivalent of Πηνελοπη, a Greek Name Possibly Derived from Greek Πηνελοψ = Duck. Pleasing and Ceaseless Old Greek Penelope, meaning of Penelope is "Duck and Penelops".

Variants of Penny

Penni, Penelope, Lopa

Names that rhyme with Penny

Popularity of Penny

Penny is a very popular name in United States given to over 98246 babies in 166 years. At its zenith in 1963, the moniker grabbed the 87th spot and 5126 baby girls were given the name. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 100 baby names 4 times Penny used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 2739 babies have been given the name in 23 years. When at the peak of its usage in 2017,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but it is still going strong. Also, Penny used to be a common name in Sweden, first appeared in 2016 and over 449 babies have been given the name in 3 years. When at its peak in 2017,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 3 years but it is still going strong.

In Ireland, Penny is a familiar name where it has been in use since 1973 and has secured the place in top 200 names. Recently in 2018, 58 babies were given Penny and it reached its peak ranking, 103 on girl names chart. Over 431 babies in Ireland have been named Penny. The given name is an uncommon baby name in France still in use today. Penny is a rare baby name in Belgium still in use today. But Penny is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. At least, 240000 people globally have been given the name as per our research.

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Numerological analysis of Penny

You can hardly resist a temptation, a trait which affects your relationships in a negative way. Nothing and no one can keep you amused for too long. You know yourself so well, that you always find a way to keep yourself amused. Expressing your emotions is what you are good at. You need to travel more because you work all the time. You don't think twice before making a decision. You predict things before they happen.

Looking for a name like Penny? Please go through the following names

  •  Nastasia - Meaning of Nastasia is Surrender or Risen One is of Greek and Old Greek origin used in Finnish and Lithuanian is a girl name
  •  Juri - Unconventional Juri came from Old Greek language bestowed upon both sexes which is used chiefly in Finnish, Swedish and Arabic, meaning of Juri is "Bauer, The Rose of Damascus in Syria or Earthworker"
  •  Nikole - Darling Nikole is used mostly in Finnish, Swedish and French aimed at girls, Nikole means "Victory of the People or Victory" has its origin in Old Greek
  •  Dunya - Anomalous English-American and Old Greek Dunya is used in Russian and Arabic, meaning of Dunya is "Delight or Earth" is given to both sexes
  •  Indalecio - Specifically used in Spanish atypical, Indalecio is used as a baby boy name and is rooted from Old Greek, meaning of Indalecio is "Teacher-Like"
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Namesakes of Penny

    Penny Johnson, CBE has been Director of the Government Art Collection since 1997
  • Penny Lernoux, American educator, author, and journalist
  • Penny Valentine, British music journalist, rock critic
  • Penny Dale, English illustrator and writer of children's books
  • Penny Tranter, BBC Weather weather presenter from 1992 to 2008
  • Penny Mallory, first woman in the world to compete
  • Penny Templeton, American acting teacher based in New York City
  • Penny Collenette, Canadian lawyer
  • Penny Werthner, retired female track and field athlete
  • Penny Thomson, producer for Britain's Channel Four and former EIFF director
  • Penny Jamieson, retired Anglican bishop
  • Penny Rimbaud, writer, poet, philosopher, painter
  • Penny Singleton, American actress
  • Penny Marshall, American actress, director and producer
  • Penny McLean, Austrian vocalist
  • Penny Arcade, American performance artist, actress
  • Penny Hardaway, American college basketball coach and a former professional basketball player
  • Penny Wong, Australian politician
  • Penny Fuller, American actress
  • Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • Penny Lancaster, English model, photographer and TV personality
  • Penny Ann Early, American athlete
  • Penny Hughes, British businesswoman
  • Penny Taylor, Australian retired professional basketball player
  • Penny Smith, 'GMTV' 'BBC London 94
  • Penny Broadhurst, British pop singer, songwriter
  • Penny Bae Bridges, American actress
  • Penny Sharpe, Australian politician
  • Penny Ford, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
  • Penny Baker, American model and actress
  • Penny Priddy, politician from British Columbia, Canada
  • Penny Toler, American former basketball player
  • Penny Streeter, English entrepreneur and managing director of the A24 Group
  • Penny Cook, Australian actress, stage director
  • Penny Tai, Malaysian singer and songwriter
  • Penny Banner, American professional wrestler
  • Penny Downie, Australian actress
  • Penny Peyser, American actress and filmmaker
  • Penny Crone, former American television and radio reporter
  • Penny Marshall, British journalist
  • Penny Irving, former actress and 'Sun' newspaper Page 3 model
  • Penny Chenery, American sportswoman
  • Penny Mordaunt, British Conservative politician serving as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North since 2010
  • Penny Petrone, Canadian writer, educator, patron of the arts
  • Penny Jordan, best-selling and prolific English writer of over 200 romance novels
  • Penny Pitou, former United States Olympic alpine skier
  • Penny Pritzker, American billionaire businesswoman, entrepreneur
  • Penny Bacchiochi, American Republican politician
  • Penny DeHaven, American country and gospel music singer and actress
  • Penny Hammel, American professional golfer
  • Penny Cula-Reid, Australian rules footballer

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