Penny: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Penny

Penny

Pronunciation: PEH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Penny:

Originally a pet form of Penelope, Penny is also bestowed as an independent given name. Its use in the U.S. is reinforced by the word penny, which refers to the one-cent coin.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Pen, Penelope

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Penny is the name of my beloved dog. Penny Lane is her full name.

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Penny is often a nickname for Penelope or Pennington

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Penny Marshall, actress, director and producer

Penny in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Penny & Me", a song by Hanson
Penny, Cheesecake Factory waitress and aspiring actress on the CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory"
Penny, character in Joss Whedon's web musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog
Penny, the brains behind the cartoon series Inspector Gadget.
Penny Widmore on the series LOST
Penny, the female lead character in the film "Bolt"
Penny Robinson in Lost in Space
Penny, a claymation character on Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Penny Lane, a Beatles song
Penny Lane, the Kate Hudson character on Almost Famous.
Penny Lynne Scavo, a character from the television series 'Desperate Housewives'.
Penny Lane, a little girl on Toddlers and Tiaras
Penny Mosby, the daughter of Ted Mosby on the series "How I Met Your Mother"
Penny Brickington, character in book

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