[ 2 syll. pin-kney, pi-nkn-ey ] The baby boy name Pinkney is pronounced PIHNGKNiy- †. Pinkney's language of origin is Germanic and it is predominantly used in the English language. The meaning of the name is 'Pincino's town'. The first name is derived from the surname, which also exists as Pinckney. The surname was first given to someone from Pincinos town', in reference to the Germanic personal name Pincino of uncertain derivation, and the Germanic element acum (meaning 'town, settlement, homestead'). In Norman French, the place name is 'Picquigny', and Pinkney is the Anglicized form.
Pinkney is a rare baby boy name. In 1900, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Pinkney. It was #955 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Out of all boy names in its family, Pinkney was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Pinkney: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"