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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 endear, all those you touch.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yepnn". 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 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penny" is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 34 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 2,216 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 midwest? 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 Mar 11, 1949

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 Ontario approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.