Meaning and Name Origin
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.
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.
Jenna is a very prominent first name for women (#453 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (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)
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 the years 1970-1979 and is now much less, with forms such as Jenny, Jeanne, Jeanna, Jeannie and Jena 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)
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.