Benny f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Benny m for the male version.

Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of names beginning with Ben-, especially Bente and Benedikte (see Benedicta) [1] [2] [3]

2) Short form of names beginning with Bern-, especially Bernhardine [1]

Related Names

Benna
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Danish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Benni
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Danish Swedish
Bennie
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Danish Swedish
Benny
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Benný
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Icelandic

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
EY see Benney
SY see Bensy

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Benny
Genitive: Bennys
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Benny
Genitive: Bennys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Benny
Genitive: Bennys

Name Day

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

20 December

Further Information

In Norway, Benny is only allowed as a first name together with another female name, which is more common [1]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 99 people were named Benny f (percentage of first or only given name: 74 %) [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]
6247 10391 12 26 6235 10365
Denmark Denmark[6]
7067
n.a.
100
n.a.
6967
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
497
n.a.
3
n.a.
494
Greenland Greenland[8]
20 40
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
1 7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
n.a.
n.a.
81
n.a.
282
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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Benny.


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 2.3 2.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no