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I got so upset when I was younger and my mother told me that I could not name a daughter Penny Lane from the song by The Beatles, but then what happens!? Kate Hudson's character in the film Almost Famous has that as her "groupie" name. Humpf!
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Penny Marshall (born Carole Penelope Masciarelli) is an American actress, producer and director.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Penny is the name of Inspector Gadget's niece.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Well I'm called Penny and up until around 16 I hated this name but now that I'm older I really like it. It's nice to be an individual and a great name for anyone.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
I think this is a cute name. I have always liked it and you don't see this name used very often. On the tv show Desperate Housewives Lynette Scavo played by Felicity Huffman, her on-screen daughter's name is Penny.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Penny is a great name for a girl. Not over used and very pretty.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
Maybe this would be a good name for a woman or girl who was poor.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
Penny appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1930's until the 1980's with its most popular year being the 1960's where it ranked 104.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Penny is a member of the Proud Family on the cartoon.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2006
In Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Penny is Everett's ex-wife taking care of their seven daughters. I love her for her feminism: "I can, I am, and I will!"
hiya  2/23/2007
Penny is a very pretty name for a girl. I love it.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2007
Penny Lin, a Chinese actress.
sidewalkxlines  6/23/2007
I just adore this name! It makes me think of the gorgeous color of a shiny new Penny.
KrisMichelle  7/9/2007
Penny Pingleton was the name of Tracy's best friend in the movie/play "Hairspray". She's in love with a boy named Seaweed.
So Be It  7/21/2007
Penny is the name of the female protagonist in the novel "The Suitors."
popular1  9/9/2007
Penny Lane is a song by the Beatles.
Pippin  3/23/2008
It's very cute, but not quite official-sounding enough. It would be better to name your daughter Penelope and call her Penny.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I just always think of the coins.
susiejean  6/14/2008
Penny Singleton (1908-2003) was Blondie in 28 movies about Chic Young's strip, turned between 1938 and 1950.
alberto  7/3/2008
Penny is a fictional character, and orphan, in the Disney movie The Rescuers.
LMS  11/23/2008
I think it's a really nice name :) I would be called Penelope.
meganxzxxz  5/14/2009
Penny Lane is Jane's older sister on the TV show Daria.
Kerules  5/29/2009
I think this would be a name for a tomboy.
sailormars  6/16/2009
Penny is a character from Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. She is very generous and idealistic.
Wilted  6/19/2009
I think Penelope is a gorgeous name--but this inevitable nickname is the only thing keeping me from using it. Eventually, people are going to call my daughter (if I have one) Penny. And to me, that's like calling someone Nickel or Dime! It's a freakin' coin!
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
Penny is the twelve-year-old girl who plays Bolt's owner on the television show (from the Disney movie Bolt - 2008).
― Anonymous User  7/1/2010
Penny is a character on the Big Bang Theory.
ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
Penny Robinson is a character in the sci-fi TV series Lost In Space.
Whitewolf513  2/28/2012
Hanson's 2004 song "Penny and Me".
BeaG  9/1/2012
I just got a poodle puppy and we decided to name her Penny. It's such a cute name! It's not overly girly, but you can definitely tell it's a girl's name, and I've loved every character named Penny I've seen.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2012
I don't know why, but I love this name! If I got another dog I'd probably name her Penny, since my dog is named Copper :)
― Anonymous User  1/30/2013
This absolutely adorable name was given to 227 baby girls born in the US in 2012 (:
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
Penny Blake was the Governor's undead daughter on AMC's The Walking Dead.
gh1995  11/27/2013
This is my cats name. I can't say it's one of my favorite names, but it's okay as a nickname for Penelope.
hkols  11/3/2014
I MUCH prefer this over 'Penelope' which I just never cared for.

Despite reminding me of change (Nickles, Dimes, Quarters and pennies) (: haha, I wish for the name to be used more.

I mean it's a hell of a lot better than naming your kid 'Cash\Kash' which are RIDICULOUSLY and ABSURDLY within the top 1000.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2015
Penny was the name of the main character's sister in the book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2016
My name is Penny ~ endured years of jokes, comments and innuendos, trust me, I've heard them all.
But there is no way I would change my name. Love its uniqueness and its simplicity.
Went to a school with 2, 500 students, end of 1st year the only other Penny left, leaving just me = win.
Upside:- Stick your name on something and everyone knows who it belongs to.
You never hear "Sorry, wrong Penny."
Almost Downside:- Never finding anything with your name on it but that isn't such a problem now that personalization has become big business.
Peneth  8/22/2016
I think Penny goes very well as a first name. I like Penny more than Penelope. Penny is a sweet and unique name without being so pretentious.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
The name Penny was given to 416 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Penny are female.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2017
Love the name Penny, but I don't really like Penelope.
Luvbug86  8/20/2017
Penelope "Penny" Widmore was Desmond's girlfriend and Charles Widmore's daughter on LOST.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  10/3/2017
I never thought much about a person's name meaning much other than the family titles. We have a guest in our house and her name is Penny. Hopefully not all Penny people are like her.
PAIGE217  10/23/2017
On How I Met your Mother, Penny is Ted Mosby's future daughter.
Bob19  11/8/2017
Penny was also Bessie's best friend on the Nickelodeon cartoon The Mighty Bee.
Bob19  11/8/2017

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