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Of Greek or/and Germanic origin.

Diminutive of the names Leon and Leonard.

As a form of the name Leon, Lenny could be of Greek origin.

From the Greek word “λέων” (leon), meaning “lion”.

As a form of the name Leonard, Lenny could be of Germanic origin, too.

From the Old High German element “lewo”, associated with the word “lion”.

Also connected –through the name Leonard- with the Germanic name element “hard”, meaning “brave”.

Therefore, same as Leonard, Lenny meaning is considered to be “brave lion”.

Other forms of the name are Len, Lennie, Leonardo, Léonard, Leonhard, Lenard, Len, Leo.

Feminine forms of the name are Leona, Leonarda, Leone, etc.

Famous bearers are Lenny Kravitz, Lenny Bruce, Lenny White, Lenny Williams, Lenny Dykstra, Lenny Breau, Lenny Henry, Lenny Kaye, Lenny Clarke, Lenny Santos, Lenny Baker, Lenny Welch.