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Meaning and Origin of: Denny

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Fine wine lover
  • Old English : From the oak valley

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish and English : from a pet form of Dennis.
  • English : habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + ēg ‘island’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhne (see Deeney).
  • Irish (Cork) : less frequently, a reduced Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Duineachdha (see Dennehy).