English, diminutive of Penelope

Penny Origin and Meaning

The name Penny is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin.
Like Peggy and Patsy, the kind of zesty moniker young Judy Garland would sport in her early let's-put-on-a-show flicks. It fell out of favor (and the Top 1000) for a while, but has recently rebounded by reentering the charts in 2013. Expect it to continue gaining traction as a result of surprise hit Penelope.
# 705 in the US

Penny Rank in US Top 1000

Penny Popularity

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Famous People Named Penny

  • (Carole) Penny MarshallAmerican actress
  • Penny LancasterStewart, English model
  • Penelope "Penny" OleksiakCanadian swimmer
  • Penelope "Penny" JordanEnglish novelist
  • Penny Singleton (born Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty)American actress
  • Penny Sue Pritzker38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Penny WoolcockEnglish film director
  • Penny PriddyCanadian MP
  • Penny Johnson JeraldAmerican actress
  • Penny HammelAmerican golfer
  • Penelope Ann "Penny" FullerAmerican actress
  • Penny CoomesEnglish ice dancer
  • Penny CookAustralian actress

Penny in Pop Culture

  • Penny Robinsoncharacter on TV's "Lost In Space"
  • Penny Hofstadtera main character on TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Penny Nicholscharacter from the "Ace Attorney" video games
  • Penny FitzGeraldcharacter in TV series "The Amazing World of Gumaball"
  • Penny Prouda main character on "The Proud Family"
  • Penny Chasecharacter on TV's "Quintuplets"
  • Penny Hartzcharacter on ABC's "Happy Endings"
  • Penny Bishopcharacter from the British TV series "My Family"
  • Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woodscharacter on TV's "Good Times"
  • Penny Polendinacharacter in the web series "RWBY" by RoosterTeeth
  • Penny Washingtonfrom the movie "Heart and Souls"
  • Penny Aragoncharacter in video game "The Sims 3 , Moonlight Bay"
  • Penny Pingletona main character in musical "Hairspray"
  • Pennycharacter in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
  • Penny Halliwellcharacter on TV's "Charmed"''
  • Penny Mosbydaughter of Ted on "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Pennycharacter on animated series "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"
  • Pennycharacter in Disney's "The Rescuers"
  • Pennycharacter from the video game "Stardew Valley"
  • "Penny Dreadful" sensational serial publication of the 19th century and now a TV series
  • "Penny Lane" song by "The Beatles"
  • Penny Lanemain character from the movie "Almost Famous", named after the Beatles song
  • "Penny & Me" song by American pop,rock band Hanson
  • Penny Haywooda character in Hogwarts Mystery
  • Pennycharacter on "Pee Wee's Playhouse" she has pennies for eyes
  • Penny Fleckcharacter in the 2019 film "Joker"
  • Penny Forrester from Disney's "Bolt"
  • Penny from the Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" episode "The City of Thieves".