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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name .

Notable Persons Named Lenny

Lenny Kravitz is a rock music, funk rock, hard rock, neo-psychedelia, and neo soul musician. He plays Gibson Flying V, Gibson Les Paul, and Gibson SG. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Lenny was given the name Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26th, 1964 in Manhattan. Lenny is also known as Lenny and Romeo Blue.

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Lenny Dykstra is a baseball player. Lenny was born on February 10th, 1963 in Santa Ana, California.

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Lenny Bruce was a satire, political satire, black comedy, improvisational theatre, and ribaldry comedian. Lenny was given the name Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13th, 1925 in Mineola, New York, United States. He died on August 3rd, 1966.

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Lenny Wilkens is a basketball player for the St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Portland Trail Blazers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1975. Lenny was born on October 28th, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sir Lenny Henry is an actor. He was most active from 1975 to present. Lenny was given the name Lenworth George Henry on August 29th, 1958 in Dudley, West Midlands, England. Lenny is also known as Lenny Henry.

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Lenny McLean was an actor, author, bouncer, boxer, and bouncer (doorman). His career lasted from 1970 to 1998. Lenny was given the name Leonard John McLean on April 9th, 1949 in Hoxton. Lenny is also known as The Guv'nor. He left this life on July 28th, 1998.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lenny

Kai was born on October 8th, 1992.

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Lenny is a soccer player for the Fluminense FC, S.C. Braga, Desportivo Brasil, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Figueirense FC, Boavista Sport Club, Ventforet Kofu, Madureira Esporte Clube, and Clube Atlético Sorocaba. Lenny was born on March 23rd, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Bill was born on January 5th, 1924. He died on January 7th, 1989.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1919 8 0 8
1920 7 0 7
1923 8 0 8
1924 5 0 5
1925 8 0 8
1926 6 0 6
1929 7 0 7
1931 6 0 6
1933 7 0 7
1934 13 0 13
1935 15 0 15
1936 12 0 12
1937 16 0 16
1938 20 0 20
1939 22 0 22
1940 35 0 35
1941 26 0 26
1942 32 0 32
1943 49 7 42
1944 56 9 47
1945 57 0 57
1946 80 12 68
1947 78 10 68
1948 87 10 77
1949 59 0 59
1950 49 0 49
1951 55 8 47
1952 69 7 62
1953 77 6 71
1954 95 6 89
1955 96 5 91
1956 121 10 111
1957 162 5 157
1958 154 0 154
1959 173 8 165
1960 208 12 196
1961 206 7 199
1962 183 7 176
1963 180 6 174
1964 152 0 152
1965 137 5 132
1966 132 0 132
1967 119 0 119
1968 119 0 119
1969 122 7 115
1970 123 5 118
1971 121 0 121
1972 116 9 107
1973 97 7 90
1974 91 0 91
1975 155 14 141
1976 150 11 139
1977 130 0 130
1978 118 0 118
1979 142 6 136
1980 94 0 94
1981 77 0 77
1982 103 5 98
1983 71 0 71
1984 43 0 43
1985 60 8 52
1986 66 0 66
1987 61 0 61
1988 48 0 48
1989 53 0 53
1990 62 7 55
1991 70 8 62
1992 43 0 43
1993 69 8 61
1994 61 5 56
1995 66 13 53
1996 38 5 33
1997 32 5 27
1998 62 5 57
1999 48 0 48
2000 62 0 62
2001 64 0 64
2002 92 11 81
2003 67 7 60
2004 91 10 81
2005 87 0 87
2006 114 10 104
2007 105 6 99
2008 111 9 102
2009 105 7 98
2010 152 9 143
2011 144 5 139
2012 119 0 119
2013 120 6 114
2014 103 7 96
2015 177 13 164
2016 134 12 122
2017 118 23 95

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Popularity of Lenny as a first name

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Popularity of Lenny as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lenny U.S.
  White 79.39% 64.26%
  African American 5.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lenny

People with the last name Lenny are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lenny

  • How Popular is the name Lenny? Lenny is the 2,907th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lenny was the 107,669th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lenny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,768 babies born with the first name Lenny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lenny to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lenny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lenny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lenny is Tuesday, August 2nd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Lenny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lenny was in 1961 with a total of 199 babies.
  • Random Lenny Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lenny is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Lenny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynnel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lenny? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 165 people with the last name Lenny.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lenny? Lenny is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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