Gender: Male Meaning of Lenny: "brave lion" Origin of Lenny: Diminutive of Leonard

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).

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kat_amanda Says:


I really, really like this name. I can't understand why it's not more popular. It's so very cute and cool!!

Margot_86 Says:


But Federer is Swiss. Is "Of Mice and Men" (or any classic American novel for that matter) all that popular in Switzerland? Maybe Lenny is short for Leonard and Leo is short for Leonardo...?

lesliemarion Says:


I have always thought this a sad Steinbeck name and so am surprised that Roger Federer named one of his twin boys Lenny (and the other Leo-- aren't they both forms of Leonard?). Still, anything Fed does is perfect in my book.

EmmaF Says:


I love this on a girl, as a nickname for Eleanor.