Fanny Brice, American actress/comedian Fannie Flagg, American writer/comedian
Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer
Fanny Crosby, American blind composer of more than 8,000 hymns
Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete Sarah "Fanny" Durack, first Australian female to win a swimming Olympic gold medal
Fanny Price, character in JaneAusten's "MansfieldPark"
Fanny Davilow, mother of Gwendolen in GeorgeEliot's "Daniel Deronda"
Fanny "Fan" Keith, younger sister of MillieKeith in the book series "A Life of Faith"
Fanny Hill, fictional heroine of her own letters to a friend, "describing her sexual experiences in chaste language in pornographic tour de force subject of many legal trials since its publication" (1748)
Fanny Price, character in "Of Human Bondage" (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham; art student and eventual suicide with false faith in her own genius
Fanny, character in Enid Blyton's "Faraway Tree" series (in some modern reprints she is now named Frannie because of Fanny's unpleasant connotations)
Aunt Fanny, character in Enid Blyton's "Famous Five" series
Fanny Dashwood, character in 'Sense and Sensibility' by JaneAusten
"Fanny", British slang for the vagina FannieMae, common name for the Federal National Mortgage Association