Penny

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of Perny [1] [2]

2) English pet form of Penelope [2] [3]

Related Names

Penni
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Pennie
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Swedish
Penny
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Penný
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Faroese

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Penny
Genitive: Pennys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Penny
Genitive: Pennyn
Partitive: Pennyä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Penny
Genitive: Pennys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Penny
Genitive: Pennys

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 12 people were named Penny (percentage of first or only given name: 67 %) [4]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
1097 1239 1097 1235 0 4
Denmark Denmark[6]
52
n.a.
52
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
35
n.a.
35 0 0
Norway Norway[8]
n.a.
n.a.
35
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Penny (f) Sources: [5][6][8][7]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/