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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Penney

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Alt. Meaning

P is for polite, naturally!

E is for expert, in your chosen career

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons With the Last Name Penney

James Cash Penney was a businessman, entrepreneur, businessperson, and entrepreneurship. He was most prominent from 1898 to 1971. James was given the name James Cash Penney, Jr. on September 16th, 1875 in Hamilton, Missouri. He died on February 12th, 1971.

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Heather Penney is a united states air force pilot.

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Kirk Penney is a basketball player for the Illawarra Hawks, Asheville Altitude, Harbour Heat, Miami Heat, CB Gran Canaria, Oklahoma City Blue, Los Angeles Clippers, Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., BC Žalgiris, Alba Berlin, and New Zealand Breakers in the National Basketball League (Australia). His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Kirk was born on November 23rd, 1980 in Auckland.

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The Lord Penney was a scientist in the field of mathematics. The was born on June 24th, 1909 in Gibraltar. He died on March 3rd, 1991.

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Dave Penney is a soccer manager for the Pontefract Collieries F.C., Derby County F.C., Oxford United F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Cardiff City F.C., and Doncaster Rovers F.C. Dave was born on August 17th, 1964 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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John Penney is a screenwriter, producer, and director.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1925 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 9 9 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 25 25 0
1943 28 28 0
1944 21 21 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 20 20 0
1947 41 41 0
1948 31 31 0
1949 38 38 0
1950 36 36 0
1951 38 38 0
1952 40 40 0
1953 43 43 0
1954 56 56 0
1955 49 49 0
1956 61 61 0
1957 66 66 0
1958 78 78 0
1959 73 73 0
1960 91 91 0
1961 78 78 0
1962 113 113 0
1963 78 78 0
1964 96 96 0
1965 67 67 0
1966 66 66 0
1967 59 59 0
1968 55 55 0
1969 43 43 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 44 44 0
1972 50 50 0
1973 34 34 0
1974 31 31 0
1975 27 27 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 17 17 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 6 6 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 8 8 0
1988 5 5 0
2012 5 5 0
2014 8 8 0
2017 8 8 0

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Popularity of Penney as a first name

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Popularity of Penney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Penney U.S.
  White 90.06% 64.26%
  African American 3.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Penney

People with the last name Penney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Penney

  • How Popular is the name Penney? Penney is the 6,915th most popular name of all time. As a last name Penney was the 5,982nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Penney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,945 babies born with the first name Penney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Penney to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Penney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Penney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Penney is Tuesday, May 9th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Penney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Penney was in 1962 with a total of 113 babies.
  • Random Penney Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Penney is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Penney: Your name in reverse order is Yennep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynepne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Penney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,752 people with the last name Penney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Penney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Penney as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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