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What does Jenn mean?

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

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


Jenn has 2 variants: Jen and Jenne.

13 more different relations via Jennifer: Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Jena, Jeni, Jenna, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie and Jenny.

Creative forms:
(female) Jainn, Junn, ..

(male) Jemy, Jero, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jenn Myah (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jenn?

Jenn is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Jenn (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Genna, Gennie, Jena, Jeni, Jenna (#298 from recent data), Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer (#252) and Jenny (#968). Other variants, like Jenney, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Jenn was at its most widespread in the 1970s (average #886) and has become much reduced since (#1502, down 96.7%), with versions like Jennifer becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genna, Gennie, Jena, Jeni, Jenna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jenn is alike in pronunciation to Gene, Jaine, Jan, Jane, Jann, Janne, Jayne, Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jin, Joan, Joane, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanne, Jone, Joyann, June and Jyn. Other recommended names are Jaena, Jana, Janna, Janny, Jany, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenie, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jina, Jinna, Jinni, Jinny, Jona, Joni, Jonna, Jonni and Juno. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jenn.

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