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Benny - Meaning of Benny

What does Benny mean?

[ 2 syll. ben-ny, be-nny ] The baby boy name Benny is pronounced as BEHN-iy- †. Benny is used mostly in English, and it is of Hebrew, Latin, and Old English origin.

Benny is a derivative (English) of the Dutch, English, and Hebrew name Ben.

Benny is also a pet form of the English name Benedict.

Benny is also a pet form (English) of the English, French, German, and Hebrew name Benjamin.

Benny is also a pet form of the English name Bennett.

Benny is also a derivative of the English name Bentley.

See also the related category hebrew.

Benny is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1939, 0.076% of baby boys were named Benny. Its ranking then was #172. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently used on a very modest scale. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly related to Benny, Benjamin was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Benny include Beni, Bennee, Benney, Benni, Bennie, Bachan, Bahman, Banan, Bane, Banjea, Banjey, Banji, Banjie, Banjy, Bannie, Banny, Banyn, Beaman, Bean, and Beavin.

† Pronunciation for Benny: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Details of famous persons named Benny:
Comedian Benny Hill, born Alfred Hawthorn Hill, Southampton, England.
Jazz Musician Benny Goodman, born 30 May 1909 - 13 June 1986, Chicago, Illinois.


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