Penny

Penny - A very unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Penny appeared on the charts for the first time in 1923 on position #988. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Penny and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Penny? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Penny. The baby girl name Penny was given to 155 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1185 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,118 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Penny peaked in popularity 54 years ago in 1963 on position 87.



Famous with this name

Penny Marshall
Sydney Penny
Brendan Penny


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Penny is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Penny is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #261 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,713.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Penny is where you live.


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Penny origin and meaning

Penny is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Penny, pop culture references for the name Penny and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Penny

We've found the following names that sound similar to Penny, sorted by popularity.

Pam / Pennie / Penni / Penney / Penina / Penne / Poonam / Panhia / Pammy / Pennye /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121185
20111360
20101576
20092223
20082379
20072885
20063249
20053929
20043134
20033855
20022515
20003458
19993842
19983753
19972717
19962680
19952568
19942061
19931946
19921966
19911662
19901576
19891139
19881122
1987967
1986868
1985678
1984645
1983599
1982527
1981441
1980407
1979334
1978306
1977279
1976269
1975237
1974218
1973183
1972179
1971159
1970157
1969142
1968122
1967119
1966112
196597
196496
196387
196291
1961101
1960113
1959122
1958124
1957138
1956158
1955160
1954163
1953157
1952157
1951152
1950161
1949159
1948153
1947142
1946163
1945183
1944178
1943184
1942202
1941256
1940291
1939332
1938451
1937554
1936757
1935940
19341185
19331286
19321821
19301858
19281374
19271767
19261146
1925986
19241333
1923988

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah261
Washington496
Colorado568
Minnesota624
Oklahoma672
Michigan773
Virginia976
California1037
Florida1103
North Carolina1147
Ohio1191
Arizona1228
New York1698
Texas1713

Even more about Penny


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Penny a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Penny?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Penny
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 9,118
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1923
2012 births +155

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