Denny - boys name

Denny name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Denny name meaning:

The name Denny is a variant of the name Dennis, which has Greek origins. It is derived from the Greek name Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysus." Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, fertility, and revelry. Therefore, the name Denny can be interpreted as "belonging to Dionysus" or "devoted to Dionysus".

Dionysus was often associated with celebration and merriment, so the name Denny may have connotations of joy, fun, and liveliness. It could suggest that the bearer of the name possesses a vibrant and exuberant personality. Additionally, Dionysus was also regarded as the god of fertility, which could imply a strong connection with nature or creation.

Overall, the name Denny carries a sense of devotion and celebration. It implies a lively and joyful character, as well as a connection to nature and the creative forces of life.

Origin: English

Variant of Dionysius. Dionysius is the mythological Greek God of wine responsible for growth of the vines and the originator of winemaking: (equivalent to the Roman God Bacchus).

Related names

Dionysius , Denies, Denis , Denka, Dennes, Denney, Dennie , Denny , Dennys, Dion , Dionysus

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Overall UK ranking: 704 out of 4789

49 recorded births last year

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