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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lanny mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lanny

"Lanny" is a name of English origin, and it means "Abbreviation of names like Roland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Lanny

Lanny Poffo is a wrestler. Lanny was born on December 28th, 1954 in Calgary.

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Lanny McDonald is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1973 to 1989. Lanny was born on February 16th, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta.

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Lanny Davis is a lawyer, author, lobbying, and lobbyist. Lanny was given the name Lanny Jesse Davis on December 12th, 1945 in United States.

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Lanny Wadkins is a golf player.

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Lanny was born on July 27th, 1942.

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Lanny was born in 1961.

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How popular is the baby name Lanny in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1931 8 0 8
1933 24 0 24
1934 93 0 93
1935 123 0 123
1936 133 0 133
1937 174 0 174
1938 183 0 183
1939 212 0 212
1940 307 5 302
1941 371 0 371
1942 414 0 414
1943 292 0 292
1944 252 5 247
1945 241 0 241
1946 338 6 332
1947 341 6 335
1948 298 0 298
1949 498 0 498
1950 489 0 489
1951 409 0 409
1952 328 7 321
1953 299 6 293
1954 245 5 240
1955 228 0 228
1956 218 0 218
1957 184 0 184
1958 206 0 206
1959 161 0 161
1960 172 0 172
1961 172 0 172
1962 122 0 122
1963 117 0 117
1964 113 0 113
1965 112 0 112
1966 114 0 114
1967 90 0 90
1968 103 0 103
1969 107 0 107
1970 115 0 115
1971 84 0 84
1972 92 0 92
1973 77 0 77
1974 76 6 70
1975 66 0 66
1976 67 0 67
1977 66 0 66
1978 54 0 54
1979 57 0 57
1980 47 0 47
1981 33 6 27
1982 44 5 39
1983 27 0 27
1984 32 0 32
1985 23 0 23
1986 22 0 22
1987 24 0 24
1988 29 0 29
1989 20 0 20
1990 15 0 15
1991 26 0 26
1992 20 0 20
1993 12 0 12
1994 8 0 8
1995 10 0 10
1996 8 0 8
1997 11 0 11
1998 7 0 7
1999 10 0 10
2000 14 0 14
2001 8 0 8
2002 9 0 9
2003 8 0 8
2004 10 0 10
2005 15 0 15
2006 7 0 7
2007 10 0 10
2008 5 0 5
2009 11 5 6
2010 5 5 0
2011 14 0 14
2012 5 0 5
2014 5 0 5
2015 6 0 6

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Popularity of Lanny as a first name

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Popularity of Lanny as a last name

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Common last names for Lanny

  • Ross
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Davis

Fun Facts about the name Lanny

  • How Popular is the name Lanny? Lanny is the 2,561st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lanny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,616 babies born with the first name Lanny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lanny to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lanny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lanny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lanny is Tuesday, March 9th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Lanny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lanny was in 1949 with a total of 498 babies.
  • Random Lanny Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lanny is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Lanny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anyln. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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