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Penney is a name that proves that a simple letter can impact how common a name might be. While there are many people named Penny, fewer use the spelling with the extra ‘e'. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Penney:

Old English: Coin

Origin of the name Penney:

Penney is a name of Old English origin that means “coin”.

Symbolism of the name Penney:

Penney tends to symbolize the hope of a family that a daughter will become wealthy or successful, or that a daughter is viewed as valuable within the family.

Style of the name Penney:


Gender of the name Penney:

Penney is almost always used as a name for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Penney:


Number of syllables in the name Penney:


Emotion evoked from the name Penney:

Penny tends to be a name that evokes pleasant, if not terribly serious, emotions.

Alternative spellings for the name Penney:

  • Penny
  • Pennie
  • Pynne

Nicknames for the name Penney:

  • Pen
  • Ne-ne

Popularity of the name Penney:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Penney has never ranked as one of the most popular baby names in the United States. However, the spelling “Penny” last ranked as the 727th most popular baby name in the US.

Related names for the name Penney:

Great middle names for Penney and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Penney:

  • Penney Kome (Canadian author)
  • Penney de Jager (Dutch choreographer)
  • Penney Parker (American actress)

Penneys in popular culture:

  • Penney (character, Doctor Who)
  • Penney (character, The Shadow Line)