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Benny

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1885 9 0 9
1886 13 0 13
1887 10 0 10
1888 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 9 0 9
1893 9 0 9
1894 9 0 9
1895 10 0 10
1896 16 0 16
1897 12 0 12
1898 18 0 18
1899 13 0 13
1900 31 0 31
1901 17 0 17
1902 13 0 13
1903 17 0 17
1904 18 0 18
1905 27 0 27
1906 31 0 31
1907 41 0 41
1908 37 0 37
1909 31 0 31
1910 47 0 47
1911 50 0 50
1912 87 0 87
1913 122 0 122
1914 144 0 144
1915 210 0 210
1916 196 0 196
1917 231 8 223
1918 282 0 282
1919 283 7 276
1920 277 7 270
1921 321 5 316
1922 317 18 299
1923 354 8 346
1924 427 12 415
1925 408 14 394
1926 411 11 400
1927 441 11 430
1928 472 13 459
1929 497 15 482
1930 546 13 533
1931 611 11 600
1932 609 15 594
1933 603 9 594
1934 697 12 685
1935 689 12 677
1936 745 12 733
1937 777 18 759
1938 838 16 822
1939 869 5 864
1940 824 10 814
1941 843 8 835
1942 886 8 878
1943 971 12 959
1944 906 11 895
1945 832 11 821
1946 1,015 12 1,003
1947 1,069 9 1,060
1948 1,074 9 1,065
1949 974 8 966
1950 881 7 874
1951 933 7 926
1952 910 13 897
1953 906 8 898
1954 920 10 910
1955 839 14 825
1956 883 0 883
1957 880 8 872
1958 881 6 875
1959 858 12 846
1960 798 11 787
1961 722 8 714
1962 760 5 755
1963 643 7 636
1964 599 8 591
1965 523 8 515
1966 458 0 458
1967 404 7 397
1968 412 8 404
1969 405 7 398
1970 389 5 384
1971 369 0 369
1972 355 7 348
1973 309 8 301
1974 344 0 344
1975 329 5 324
1976 291 5 286
1977 300 0 300
1978 324 6 318
1979 339 0 339
1980 303 6 297
1981 292 0 292
1982 288 0 288
1983 219 5 214
1984 211 0 211
1985 213 0 213
1986 212 0 212
1987 211 0 211
1988 192 0 192
1989 219 8 211
1990 203 0 203
1991 201 0 201
1992 204 0 204
1993 207 0 207
1994 154 0 154
1995 183 0 183
1996 179 0 179
1997 166 0 166
1998 171 0 171
1999 158 0 158
2000 192 0 192
2001 165 0 165
2002 192 0 192
2003 161 0 161
2004 179 0 179
2005 167 0 167
2006 192 0 192
2007 193 0 193
2008 155 0 155
2009 149 0 149
2010 153 0 153
2011 149 0 149
2012 134 0 134
2013 142 0 142
2014 143 5 138

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benny" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 49 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 974 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Benny popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Benny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Benny as well as things modernly associated with the name Benny such as celebrities named Benny.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Benny

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

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

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 "Bnyen". 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.

Past life for Benny born Jun 6, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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