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47k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Benny

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Son of My Right Hand
  • #1000 All Time
Girls
Boys
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327k Bonnie
82k Ben
62k Bennie

How popular is the name "Benny" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1882505
1884505
1885909
188613013
188710010
1888606
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1890707
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191150050
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19141440144
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19161960196
19172318223
19182820282
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19202777270
19213215316
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192641111400
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193260915594
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193469712685
193568912677
193674512733
193777718759
193883816822
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194082410814
19418438835
19428868878
194397112959
194490611895
194583211821
19461,015121,003
19471,06991,060
19481,07491,065
19499748966
19508817874
19519337926
195291013897
19539068898
195492010910
195583914825
19568830883
19578808872
19588816875
195985812846
196079811787
19617228714
19627605755
19636437636
19645998591
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19664580458
19674047397
19684128404
19694057398
19703895384
19713690369
19723557348
19733098301
19743440344
19753295324
19762915286
19773000300
19783246318
19793390339
19803036297
19812920292
19822880288
19832195214
19842110211
19852130213
19862120212
19872110211
19881920192
19892198211
19902030203
19912010201
19922040204
19932070207
19941540154
19951830183
19961790179
19971660166
19981710171
19991580158
20001920192
20011650165
20021920192
20031610161
20041790179
20051670167
20061920192
20071930193
20081550155
20091490149
20101530153
20111490149
20121340134
20131420142
20141435138

Want to know about the populiarty of Benny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,996 babies born with the name Benny in the United States. That's more than enough Bennies to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Benny" was in 1948 with a total of 1,065 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bennies)

According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benny" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 35 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 910 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Benny" mean?

Benny (Hebrew): Son of My Right Hand

The name "Benny" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Son of My Right Hand". It's a name commonly given to boys.

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynneb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nebyn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Benny popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Benny in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Benny

Benny Hill

Benny Hill is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1937 to 1992. Benny was born in 1924 as Alfred Hawthorne Hill in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

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Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi is a dj, producer, and remixer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Benny was born in 1967 as Marco Benassi.

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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman is a musician, bandleader, and songwriter specializing in swing and big band music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1926 to 1986. Benny was born in 1909 as Benjamin David Goodman in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Benny Medina

Benny was born in 1958.

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Benny Agbayani

Benny Agbayani is a MLB player. Benny was born in 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Past life for Benny born May 9, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Benny

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