Penny, meaning “flower,” is a great name for girl dogs who are independent. Find out more about dogs named Penny.


Name: Penny

Meaning: The name Penny means “flower” and “bobbin.” It could also be a nickname for a dog named Penelope.

Personality: Independent

About This Name: Several celebrities are named Penny, including athlete and actor Penny Hardaway, broadcaster Penny Smith and writer Penny Jordan. Singer Carrie Underwood has a dog named Penny, and actor Adam Brody calls his dog Penny Lane. In the fictional world, famous Pennys include the cartoon character Penny from the animated Inspector Gadget series; sitcom character Penny from The Big Bang Theory; and Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the title character in Stephen King’s horror novel It.

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