Meaning and Origin of: Denny

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 (seeDeeney).
  • Irish (Cork) : less frequently, a reduced Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Duineachdha (see Dennehy).