[ 2 syll. ben-nie, be-nn-ie ] The baby boy name Bennie is also used, but less frequently, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is BEHN-iy- †. Bennie is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Hebrew and Latin origins.
Bennie is a variant of the name Ben (Dutch, English, and Hebrew) in the English language.
Bennie is also a pet form of the name Benedict (English).
Bennie is also a pet form of the name Benjamin (English, French, German, and Hebrew) in the English language.
Bennie is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1904, 0.114% of baby boys were given the name Bennie. Its ranking then was #134. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is today of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Bennie, Benjamin was the most widely used. Bennie has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century. In 1955, Bennie as a baby boy name outnumbered its use as a girl name by 7 times.
† Pronunciation for Bennie: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"