Benny - Meaning of Benny
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.
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.
† 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.