Diminutive of Leonard
"brave lion"

Lenny Origin and Meaning

The name Lenny is a boy's name meaning "brave lion".

Nickname of yesteryear now saddled with all manner of unattractive associations. Any Leonard of today would be called Leo, or maybe Leon or Leonard (or much more fashionably, Leonardo).

# 904 in the US

Lenny Rank in US Top 1000

# 969 on Nameberry

Lenny Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lenny Popularity

Famous People Named Lenny

  • Lenny Bruce (born Leonard Alfred Schneider)American comedian
  • Leonard Albert "Lenny" KravitzAmerican singer/song writer
  • Lenworth George "Lenny" HenryEnglish actor/comedian
  • Lenny CastroAmerican session musician
  • Leonard Randolph "Lenny" WilkensAmerican basketball player
  • Leonard "Lenny" White IIIAmerican jazz fusion drummer
  • Lenny KayeAmerican guitarist of the Patti Smith Group
  • Leonard Kyle "Lenny" DykstraAmerican baseball player
  • Lenny Federer (b. 2014)son of Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer
  • Lenny Jane Wood (b. 2018)daughter of YouTube family vloggers Carlie and Jackson Wood (WhatsUpWoods & CarlieStylez)

Lenny in Pop Culture

  • Lennycharacter in Neil Simon's "Rumors"
  • Leonard "Lenny" Federcharacter in movie "Grown Ups"
  • Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowskicharacter on TV's 'Laverne & Shirley'
  • Lenford "Lenny" Leonardcharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) or "Le Lenny Face" an Internet meme