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Meaning and name origin

Jenna \j(en)-na\ as a girl's 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 8 variant forms: Genna, Jena, Jennabel, Jennah, Jennalee, Jennalyn, Jennarae and Jennasee.

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


Jenna is a very popular first name for females (#453 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jenna for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jenna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jennifer (#220), Jenna (#266), Jenny (#822), Kenna (#842), Gina, Eugenia, Jean and Jena. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenna, Jenny, Kenna, Gina, Eugenia, Jean, Jena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jenna is also pronounced similarly to Geena, Gena, Genia, Genni, Genny, Genya, Geonna, Ginna, Jaena, Jaina, Jana, Janea, Jania, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Janny, Jayna, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jeena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jeni, Jenie, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennie, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Jinia, Jinna, Jinnea, Jinni, Jinny, Joana, Joanna, Joeanna, Johna, Johnna, Jona, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Junia. Other suggested similar baby names are Denna, Jann, Janne, Jeane, Jeanne, Jemma, Jen, Jenda, Jenina, Jenn, Jenne, Juana, Lenna, Nenna, Penna, Venna and Zenna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jenna.


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