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Meaning and Name Origin

Jenifer \j(e)-ni-fer\ as a name for girls is of Welsh origin, and the name Jenifer means "fair and smooth". Jenifer is a derivative of Guinevere (Welsh): an early form of Jennifer. A moderately uncommon birth name.


Jenifer has 13 variants: Janifer, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jenipher, Jennafer, Jennefer, Jenneffer, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.

Jenifer has 27 more related variations via Guinevere, Jennifer: Genever, Genifer, Geniffer, Geniver, Genivra, Gennie, Gennifer, Gennifur, Guenever, Gueniver, Gweniver, Jeffie, Jen, Jena, Jeni, Jenn, Jenna, Jenne, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jenniver, Jenny, Wendee and Wendie.


Jenifer is a very prominent first name for women (#568 out of 4276, Top 13%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#56496 out of 88799, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jenifer for girls. Jenifer entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #332 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jenifer name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jenifer and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Jenifer ranked in the Top 1000 are Jena, Jenna (#266 the previous year), Jennie, Jennifer (#220) and Jenny (#822). Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1980-1989 and has become much less since, with the forms Jena, Jenifer, Jennie and Jenny becoming less fashionable. Jenna (#266) and Jennifer (#220) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jena, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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