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What does Jenne mean?

Jenne Pronunciation of Jenne [jenne] as a girls' name is of Welsh derivation, and Jenne means "fair and smooth". Jenne is a version of Jennifer (Welsh): from Gwenhwyfar.

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


Jenne has 2 variants: Jen and Jenn.

22 more different relations via Jennifer: Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Jeffie, Jena, Jenefer, Jeni, Jenifer, Jenifre, Jenna, Jennafer, Jennee, Jennefer, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jenniver, Jenny, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.

Creative forms:
(female) Jende, Jente, ..

(male) Jenah, Jente, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jenne Kinsey (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jenne?

Jenne is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#18425 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jenne (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jennifer (#252 from current records), Jenna (#298), Jenny (#968), Jennefer, Jennie, Jenni, Jenifer, Gennie, Jeffie, Jena, Jeni and Genna. These relations of Jenne were favored as baby names during the years 1970-1979 (median #1009) and have become much less conventional since (#1626, 96.7%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenifer, Jenna, Jennefer, Jenni, Jennie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jenne is alike in pronunciation to Gene, Jaine, Jan, Jane, Jann, Janne, Jayne, Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jin, Joan, Joane, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanne, Jone, Joyanne, June, Jyn and Zhane. Other suggested similar names are Janae, Janee, Janie, Janna, Jannae, Janney, Jannie, Janny, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanee, Jeanie, Jeanna, Jeannie, Jeena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenene, Jenie, Jenine, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jennet, Jinae, Jinee, Jinna, Jinnea, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Jinny, Jonae, Jonee, Jonie, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Junae and Renne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jenne.

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