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What does Jenna mean?

Jenna \j(en)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced JEN-ah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jenna is "heaven". Also fanciful alteration of Jenny with the -a ending; diminutive of Jennifer; variant of Jean (Hebrew) "God's grace". The name is made famous by a character on the TV series "Dallas". Jenna is also used for blends and compound names. See also Genna. First Daughter Jenna Bush; actress Jenna Elfman.


Variations

Jenna has 8 variants: Genna, Jena, Jennabel, Jennah, Jennalee, Jennalyn, Jennarae and Jennasee.

For more information, see also related girl names Kenna, Eugenia and Gina.

Jenna has 47 more related variations via Genna, Jean, Jennifer, Jenny: Genae, Genaya, Gene, Genie, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanene, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeena, Jen, Jenarae, Jeneen, Jenene, Jenetta, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenika, Jenise, Jenita, Jenn, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennee, Jennessa, Jennet, Jennetta, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jennika, Jennine, Jennis, Jennita, Jenny, Jennyann, Jinni and Jinny.


Popularity

Jenna is a very prominent first name for women (#453 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Jenna for girls. Jenna was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #45 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #266 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jenna and related names. Popular varying forms of Jenna (#266 last year) are Jennifer (#220 last year), Jenny (#822), Kenna (#842), Jeanne, Jeannie, Jennie, Jeanna, Jena, Jeanine, Gina, Genie, Gene, Jean, Jeana, Jeanie, Jeane and Eugenia. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4247%) and is now much less (usage 0.1028%, down 75.8%), with forms such as Jenny, Jean, Gene, Jeana and Jeanie falling out of style. Jennifer (#220) and Jenna (#266) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugenia, Gene, Genie, Gina, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna in U.S.

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

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


Similar Names

Jenna is pronounced similarly to Geena, Gena, Genia, Genya, Geonna, Ginna, Jaena, Jaina, Jana, Janea, Jania, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Janny, Jayna, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenie, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Jinia, Jinna, Jinnea, Joana, Joanna, Joeanna, Johna, Johnna, Jona, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Junia. Other suggested similar baby names are Denna, Jann, Janne, Jemma, Jenda, Jenina, Juana, Lenna, Nenna, Penna, Venna and Zenna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jenna.

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