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What does Jennie mean?

Jennie /jen-nie/ as a girls' name. Diminutive of Janet or Jennifer. Used as an independent name since the 19th century. Swedish soprano Jennie Lind; talk show host Jenny Jones.

Associated with: 19th century


Jennie has 5 variants: Jenee, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni and Jenny.

Affiliated girl names: Eugenia, Genevieve and Guinevere.

Jennie has 30 more alternative forms via Janet, Jennifer: Genna, Genni, Gennie, Gennifer, Gennivre, Genny, Janit, Jannet, Jeffie, Jen, Jena, Jenefer, Jenette, Jeni, Jenifer, Jenifre, Jenn, Jenna, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennefer, Jennet, Jennette, Jennica, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jenniver, Jennyfer, Jenyfer and Jinnet.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jinie, Juanie, ..

(male) Jennieri, Jenri, ..

How popular is Jennie?

Jennie is a very prominent first name for females (#265 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Jennie for girls. Jennie reached its peak rank of #32 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jennie name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Jennie and affiliated names. Eugenia, Genevieve (#210 the previous year), Genna, Gennie, Guinevere (#1408), Janet (#1375), Jannet, Jeffie, Jena, Jenee, Jeni, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennefer, Jennette, Jenni, Jennifer (#220), Jenniffer and Jenny (#822) are the popular alternative forms of Jennie. Other variants, like Jenn, are seldom used. These forms of Jennie were popular 4 decades ago (average #1109) and are now much less widespread (#1615, 93.9%), with forms like Janet becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jennie, Eugenia, Genevieve, Genna, Gennie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guinevere, Janet, Jannet, Jeffie, Jena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenee, Jeni, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennefer in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Jennie is pronounced similarly to Geenia, Genae, Genia, Janai, Janais, Jania, Janney, Janny, Jeana, Jeanee, Jenae, Jenay, Jennah, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinae, Jinnee, Jinnie, Jinny, Joannue, Johnnie, Joni, Jonie, Jonnie and Junia. Other recommended names are Annie, Benni, Bennie, Bernie, Binnie, Bonnie, Bunnie, Cinnie, Connie, Glennie, Gwennie, Hannie, Hennie, Jamie, Jammie, Jane, Jann, Jannis, Jean, Jeane, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeannine, Jemmie, Jenene, Jenise, Jennice, Jennika, Jennilee, Jennine, Jennis, Jessie, Joeanne, Jone, June, Kennia, Konnie, Lennice, Leonie, Monnie, Nannie, Pennie, Renne, Ronnie, Teenie, Vernie, Vonnie, Wendie, Winnie and Zannie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jennie.