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 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)
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)