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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1000 most popular

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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 bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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 "Beynn". 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.

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


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 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Benny" is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1991. Across the entire United States a total of only 201 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 their career being from 1937 to 1992. Benny was born in 1924 as Alfred Hawthorne Hill in Southampton, Hampshire, England.


Benny Benassi

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


Benny Goodman

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


Benny Medina

Benny was born in 1958.


Benny Chan

Benny was born in 1969.


Benny Agbayani

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


Past life for Benny born Jun 13, 1957

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 Western Australia approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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