US Popularity:2555
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Brave as a lion; Shining, bright one
Lenny is a gender-neutral name of Germanic and Greek origins, most commonly used as a nickname for other boy and girl names like Leonard, Leonora, Lenart, and Elena. Meaning "brave as a lion," from the Latin and German Leonard, and "shining" or "bright one," from the Greek Elena, Lenny is for the sparkling cub ready to grab life by the paws. Lenny could derive from any name with a len sound in it, from Eleanor to Helen and Magdalen, making Lenny a boundless title brimming with origins to explore. This fierce moniker is probably best known by fans of Lenny Kravitz, an award-winning rock star. 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
  • Lenny Wilkens
    Basketball Player

Lenny Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lenny is currently #1280 on The Bump
Boy:Lenny is currently #932 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Lenny is currently #691 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lenny is currently #2555 in U.S. births
Boy:Lenny is currently #3218 in U.S. births
Girl:Lenny is currently #6513 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 10
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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