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What does Jenifer mean?

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.


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 also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39617 out of 150436, Top 26%). (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 list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Jena, Jenna (#266 the previous year), Jennie, Jennifer (#220) and Jenny (#822) are the prominent alternative forms of Jenifer. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.7437%) and has become much less since (usage 0.282%, down 62.1%), 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Jenifer and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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.