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Penny

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 5 5 0
1888 6 6 0
1890 6 6 0
1892 6 6 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 7 7 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1901 7 7 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 7 7 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 18 13 5
1916 25 20 5
1917 15 15 0
1918 27 21 6
1919 32 32 0
1920 31 26 5
1921 34 34 0
1922 30 30 0
1923 68 68 0
1924 52 52 0
1925 69 69 0
1926 52 52 0
1927 52 47 5
1928 51 51 0
1929 38 38 0
1930 31 31 0
1931 30 30 0
1932 24 24 0
1933 40 40 0
1934 51 51 0
1935 74 74 0
1936 106 100 6
1937 170 165 5
1938 239 234 5
1939 387 380 7
1940 502 493 9
1941 641 636 5
1942 1,001 992 9
1943 1,210 1,203 7
1944 1,209 1,204 5
1945 1,131 1,131 0
1946 1,658 1,646 12
1947 2,112 2,102 10
1948 1,861 1,861 0
1949 1,852 1,845 7
1950 1,752 1,747 5
1951 2,092 2,081 11
1952 2,100 2,090 10
1953 2,164 2,151 13
1954 2,144 2,136 8
1955 2,216 2,210 6
1956 2,352 2,344 8
1957 3,052 3,044 8
1958 3,571 3,558 13
1959 3,763 3,754 9
1960 4,320 4,307 13
1961 4,649 4,639 10
1962 5,025 4,999 26 #92 girl name
1963 5,143 5,129 14 #87 girl name
1964 4,412 4,396 16 #96 girl name
1965 3,909 3,898 11 #97 girl name
1966 3,117 3,109 8
1967 2,823 2,810 13
1968 2,586 2,575 11
1969 2,371 2,361 10
1970 2,159 2,146 13
1971 2,013 2,000 13
1972 1,598 1,590 8
1973 1,482 1,471 11
1974 1,181 1,174 7
1975 1,026 1,026 0
1976 869 869 0
1977 856 856 0
1978 750 750 0
1979 697 697 0
1980 555 555 0
1981 480 480 0
1982 380 380 0
1983 294 294 0
1984 279 279 0
1985 270 270 0
1986 210 210 0
1987 171 171 0
1988 152 152 0
1989 158 158 0
1990 120 120 0
1991 102 102 0
1992 91 91 0
1993 88 88 0
1994 80 80 0
1995 65 65 0
1996 62 62 0
1997 62 62 0
1998 58 58 0
1999 54 54 0
2000 53 53 0
2001 38 38 0
2002 49 49 0
2003 44 44 0
2004 53 53 0
2005 51 51 0
2006 60 60 0
2007 80 80 0
2008 89 89 0
2009 104 104 0
2010 152 152 0
2011 165 165 0
2012 232 232 0
2013 251 251 0
2014 342 342 0

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 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 "Penny" was in 1963 with a total of 5,129 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pennies)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penny" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 140 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 5,025 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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 south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Penny

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

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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Alternative Meanings

P is for popular, that you are!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

N is for nice, need I say more?

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

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 "Enypn". 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 Penny born Jan 14, 1923

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 Mongolia approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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