Let's Get Ready for Baby! Sign up for our monthly pregnancy email series, and you'll get regular updates on your baby's development, helpful timelines to get ready for their arrival, must-have baby needs and so much more! PLUS, you'll get instant access to the MomsWhoThink "Ultimate Guide to Baby Naming in 2022." CLICK HERE to get started!

Penni is a baby girl’s name of English and Finnish origin. Penni is a diminutive of Penelope and a variation of Penny that means “weaver”. Penni also means “son of the right hand” in Finnish and is a rare feminine variant of Benjamin. Penni was briefly popular in the middle of the 20th century but never gained the popularity of Penny.

Meaning of the name Penni:

English: weaver
Finnish: son of the south

Origin of the name Penni:

Penni is a baby girl’s name of English and Finnish origin. In English, Penni means “weaver” and is a variant spelling of Penny. Penni is a diminutive of Penelope. In Finnish, Penni is a rare feminine given name derived from Benjamin that means “son of the south”. Penni is also the term for a Finnish penny.

Symbolism of the name Penni:

Weaving has been a vitally important occupation throughout history. It should come as no surprise, then, that culturally, symbolic, and religious significance has often been associated with it. Weaving is typically associated with fate and the intricacies of life.

baby name Penni

Style of the name Penni:

traditional

Gender of the name Penni:

Penni is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Penni:

PEHN-ee

Number of syllables in the name Penni:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Penni:

Penni evokes feelings of beauty and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Penni:

Penny, Peni, Pene

Nicknames for the name Penni:

  • Penn
  • Ni

Popularity of the name Penni:

According to the Social Security Administration, Penni is a popular baby girl’s name. Penni was in the top 1000 baby names from 1959 to 1967. It peaked at #863 in 1964.

Related names for the name Penni:

Great middle names for the name Penni and their meanings:

  • Ingrid (fair, Ing is beautiful)
  • Agatha (good woman)
  • Claudia (lame, enclosure)
  • Carmen (garden)
  • Rosa (rose)
  • Penni (pure, virginal)
  • Wilmina (resolute protection)
  • Honora (honor)

Famous people with the name Penni:

  • Penni Gray (American actress)
  • Gianfrancesco Penni (Italian Renaissance artist)

Penni in popular culture:

  • Peni Parker (comics, Spider-man series)