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97k
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since 1880

Penny

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: With a web over her face
  • #642 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
6k Pennie (English)
2k Penney (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1882550
1888660
1890660
1892660
1897550
1898770
1899550
1900550
1901770
1904770
1905880
1906550
1907660
1908770
1909550
1910770
1911550
1912990
191311110
191413130
191518135
191625205
191715150
191827216
191932320
192031265
192134340
192230300
192368680
192452520
192569690
192652520
192752475
192851510
192938380
193031310
193130300
193224240
193340400
193451510
193574740
19361061006
19371701655
19382392345
19393873807
19405024939
19416416365
19421,0019929
19431,2101,2037
19441,2091,2045
19451,1311,1310
19461,6581,64612
19472,1122,10210
19481,8611,8610
19491,8521,8457
19501,7521,7475
19512,0922,08111
19522,1002,09010
19532,1642,15113
19542,1442,1368
19552,2162,2106
19562,3522,3448
19573,0523,0448
19583,5713,55813
19593,7633,7549
19604,3204,30713
19614,6494,63910
19625,0254,99926#92 girl name
19635,1435,12914#87 girl name
19644,4124,39616#96 girl name
19653,9093,89811#97 girl name
19663,1173,1098
19672,8232,81013
19682,5862,57511
19692,3712,36110
19702,1592,14613
19712,0132,00013
19721,5981,5908
19731,4821,47111
19741,1811,1747
19751,0261,0260
19768698690
19778568560
19787507500
19796976970
19805555550
19814804800
19823803800
19832942940
19842792790
19852702700
19862102100
19871711710
19881521520
19891581580
19901201200
19911021020
199291910
199388880
199480800
199565650
199662620
199762620
199858580
199954540
200053530
200138380
200249490
200344440
200453530
200551510
200660600
200780800
200889890
20091041040
20101521520
20111651650
20122322320
20132512510
20143423420

Want to know about the populiarty of Penny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 96,744 babies born with the name Penny in the United States. That's more than enough Pennies to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Penny" was in 1963 with a total of 5,129 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pennies)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penny" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 65 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 3,571 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Penny" mean?

Penny (English): With a web over her face

The name "Penny" is of English origin and it means "With a web over her face". It's a name commonly given to girls.

P is for please, the way you always do.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Pynen". 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 Penny popular?



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

Celebrities named Penny

Penny Hardaway

Penny Hardaway is a basketball biography. Penny was born in 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Penny was born in 1942 as Carole Penny Marshall in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster is a model. Penny was born in 1971 in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

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Penny Johnson

Penny was born in 1961.

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Penny Singleton

Penny was born in 1908 as Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Penny Lin

Penny was born in 1978.

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Past life for Penny born May 26, 1954

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 Mexico approximately on 800. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Penny

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