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What does Jeni mean?

Jeni Pronunciation of Jeni [jeni] as a girls' name has its roots in Welsh, Hebrew and English, and the name Jeni means "fair and smooth; God is gracious". Jeni is an alternate spelling of Guinevere (Welsh). Jeni is also a variation of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John. Jeni is also used as a derivative of Jennifer (Welsh) and Jenny (English).

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle), gracious.


Jeni has 28 variants: Jana, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanie, Jena, Jenie, Jenna, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennie, Jinna, Jinni, Jinny, Joana, Joanna, Johnna, Joni and Jonie.

57 more different relations via Guinevere, Jane, Jennifer, Jenny: Gene, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Gwen, Gwenn, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jandy, Janel, Janene, Janet, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jeffie, Jen, Jenda, Jeneen, Jenene, Jenica, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenifer, Jenifre, Jenika, Jenise, Jenita, Jenn, Jenne, Jennica, Jennika, Jennis, Jennita, Jensina, Jensine, Jess, Joan, Juana, Shene, Vania, Vera, Wendie, Wendy and Win.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaini, Jene, ..

(male) Jeli, Jenim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jeni Addalynn (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jeni?

Jeni is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2420 out of 4276, Top 57%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jeni was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1353 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeni name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jeni outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Jennifer (#252 in recent rankings), Jane (#288), Jenna (#298), Joanna (#306), Vera (#312), Gwen (#746), Wendy (#936), Jenny (#968), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Guinevere (#1336), Janie (#1396), Janet (#1487), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Jenise, Jenifer, Jenica, Jenice, Jenni, Jess, Johnna, Joni, Jena, Joana, Wendie, Vania, Jennie, Jayne, Janel, Janene, Janey, Jania, Janee, Jan, Genna, Gennie, Gwenn, Janina, Janine, Gene, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jayna, Janney, Janis, Janise, Janna and Jeffie are the prominent varying forms of Jeni. Adoption of these forms of Jeni was at its highest in the 1930s (median #1338) and is now significantly reduced (#1685, 92%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeni, Gene, Genna, Gennie, Guinevere in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gwen, Gwenn, Jaina, Jan, Jana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janae, Jane, Janee, Janel, Janene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeffie, Jena, Jenica, Jenice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenifer, Jenise, Jenna, Jenni, Jennie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenny, Jess, Joan, Joana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Johnna, Joni, Juana, Vania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vera, Wendie, Wendy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Jenna, Jennifer, Jenny, Joanna, Vera outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jeni is pronounced similarly to Geenia, Gena, Genae, Genie, Ginia, Janais, Janay, Jeana, Jeanee, Jeanna, Jeena, Jenai, Jennae, Jina, Jinee, Jinnie, Joanie, Johna, Jona, Jonae, Jonna, Jonni, Junae, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar names are Anni, Benni, Berni, Deni, Denni, Eleni, Jaci, Jami, Jann, Je-, Jeane, Jeh, Jelani, Jency, Jenina, Jenine, Jere, Jeri, Jerri, Jery, Jessi, Jeth, Jett, Jey, Jin, Jinx, Jobi, Jodi, Joi, Joli, Jone, Jori, Judi, Juli, June, Jyn, Jynx, Kani, Keni, Lani, Leni, Leoni, Loni, Nani, Noni, Roni, Tani, Teoni, Xeni and Zuni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeni.

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