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Emily P. Contributor

Penny is a pawsitively perfect dog name! It's a nod to the beloved character from The Big Bang Theory, who's just as lovable and quirky as your furry friend. Plus, it's a classic, harking back to the 1800s when it was a popular nickname for Penelope. And let's not forget, a penny is a symbol of good luck. So, naming your dog Penny is like having a four-legged, tail-wagging lucky charm! Plus, who wouldn't want to say they found a "Penny" in the park? It's a name that's sure to fetch compliments!

Traits associated with the name Penny:

Dogs named Penny tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Penny?

Naming your dog Penny suggests that you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you have a sentimental side and appreciate the simple things in life.

Is Penny a good dog name?

Penny has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Penny is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Penny is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Penny outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Penny was, in the past month, the 432nd most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Penny is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Penny was viewed 158 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Penny's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Penny is most adored in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Georgia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Penny.

Most popular breeds named Penny:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Dachshund
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Penny is found in these categories:

disney dog names

She's named after the brave girl in "The Rescuers" movie.

movie dog names

She's named after a character in Disney's "The Rescuers".

cute dog names

Evokes a charming, small coin, and references Sheldon's sweetheart in Big Bang Theory.

nerdy dog names

She's named after a beloved Big Bang Theory physicist.

brown dog names

Copper coins share the same hue as these furry friends!

british dog names

Denotes smallest denomination of British currency, also slang for thoughts.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 50s, it echoes nostalgia and classic comic strip canines.

Farm Dog Names

She's named after copper coins, essential for old-timey agricultural trade.

Dog names like Penny:

a woman of refinement
Latin american for a bitter lady
A daughter of a monarch.
A movie about an astronomer becomes obsessed with searching for life beyond earth.
Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Penny dog name meaning

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