Origin:British
Popularity:2626
Meaning:Brave as a lion
Lenny is a gender-neutral name of British origin and is most commonly used as a nickname for other boy and girl names like Leonard, Leonora, Lenart, and Elena. This fierce moniker is probably best known by fans of Lenny Kravitz, an award-winning rockstar. Lenny is a legendary singer-songwriter with a tome of hit songs. If “American Woman” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” feature on your playlist of all-time favorites, then naming baby Lenny might seem like a no-brainer—especially if baby is already showing signs of becoming a little rocker with plenty of sass on the side.

Famous People Named Lenny

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  • Lenny Kravitz
    Musician
  • Lenny Wilkens
    Basketball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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