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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #642 most popular

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 popular, that you are!

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 youthful, your eternal look.

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


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 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penny" is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of only 279 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 north east? 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.


Penny Marshall

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


Penny Lancaster

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


Penny Johnson

Penny was born in 1961.


Penny Singleton

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


Penny Lin

Penny was born in 1978.


Past life for Penny born Sep 10, 2004

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 Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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

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