Etymology: Perh. a corruption of pun, for pound
in the U.S.
Pronunciation of Penny
How popular is the baby name Penny in the U.S.?
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#92 girl name
#86 girl name
#96 girl name
#97 girl name
Want to know about the popularity of the Penny baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,118 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 5,128 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pennies)
According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penny" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 109 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 5,142 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?
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.
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.
- A former English coin, originally of copper, then of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d.the initial of denarius).
- Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
- Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny ."What penny hath Rome borne, What men provided, what munition sent?" [Shak.]
- [Script] See Denarius.
Note: ☞ “The chief Anglo-Saxon coin, and for a long period the only one, corresponded to the denarius of the Continent . . . [and was] called penny, denarius, or denier.” R. S. Poole. The ancient silver penny was worth about three pence sterling (see Pennyweight). The old Scotch penny was only one twelfth the value of the English coin. In the United States the word penny is popularly used for cent.
Etymology: OE. peni, AS. penig pening pending; akin to D. penning, OHG. pfenning pfenting, G. pfennig, Icel. penningr; of uncertain origin
- A coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
- A fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
Penny Lancaster is a model. Penny was born in 1971 in Chelmsford, Essex, England.
Penny was born in 1961.
Penny was born in 1978.
Other Inspirations for the Name Penny
Penny Dreadful Season 3
P is for patriot, your love of country.
E is for endear, all those you touch.
N is for noble, your regal bearing.
N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.
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 "Nenpy". 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 Aug 31, 1992
I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Newfoundland approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.
You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!