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What does Jenipher mean?

Jenipher Pronunciation of Jenipher [jenipher] as a name for girls is a Welsh name, and Jenipher means "fair and smooth". Jenipher is an alternate form of Jennifer (Welsh): from Gwenhwyfar.

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


Jenipher has 12 variants: Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jennafer, Jennefer, Jenneffer, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.

3 more related forms via Jennifer: Genifer, Geniffer and Jenniver.

Creative forms:
(female) Janipher, Joanpher, ..

(male) Jeniph, Jenitham, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jenipher Keila (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jenipher?

Jenipher is an unusual given name for females. Jenipher is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Jenipher (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jennefer, Jennifer (#252 in recent rankings) and Jenniffer. These relations of Jenipher were at the top of their popularity in the 1970s (median #937) and have become much less widespread since (#1650, 98%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jennefer, Jennifer, Jenniffer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jenipher is alike in pronunciation to Janifer. Other suggested similar names are Genever, Geniver, Gennifer, Gueniver, Gweniver, Heather, Hesper, Hesther, Hether, Janice, Janie, Janiece, Janiel, Janine, Janique, Janise, Janisha, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jenae, Jenalee, Jenarae, Jenee, Jeneen, Jenelle, Jenene, Jenette, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenie, Jeniece, Jenika, Jenilea (see Jenilee), Jenilee, Jenina, Jenine, Jenise, Jenista, Jenita, Jennabel, Jennae, Jennah, Jennalee, Jennasee, Jenne, Jennee, Jennet, Jenney, Jennice, Jennie, Jennielee (see Jenilee), Jennilee, Jennine, Jennylee, Jensine, Jeriel, Jesirae, Jezibel, Jeziree, Jinger, Jinjer, Jonie, Joniece, Jonique, Josephe, Judithe, Juniper, Pepper and Piper. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jenipher.

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