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Meaning and Name Origin

Jennie \j(en)-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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Eugenia, Genevieve and Guinevere.

Jennie has 48 more alternative forms via Janet, Jennifer: Genever, Genifer, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Gennifer, Gennifur, Gennivre, Genny, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janette, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Jannette, Janot, Jeffie, Jen, Jena, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jenetta, Jenette, Jeni, Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jenipher, Jenn, Jenna, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennefer, Jenneffer, Jennet, Jennette, Jennica, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jenniver, Jennyfer, Jenyfer, Jinnet, Jinnett, Jonet and Jonette.


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 (#51185 out of 88799, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jennie for girls. Jennie reached its peak rank of #32 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the girl name Jennie and affiliated names. Eugenia, Genevieve (#210 the previous year), Janet, Janette, Jannette, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennifer (#220) and Jenny (#822) are the popular alternative forms of Jennie ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are now much less widespread, with forms like Janet, Jannette, Jenifer, Jennie and Jenny falling out of fashion. Genevieve (#210), Jenna (#266) and Jennifer (#220) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Genevieve going through a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugenia, Genevieve, Janet, Janette, Jannette, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jennie is pronounced similarly to Genie, Ginnie, Janie, Jannae, Jannie, Jaynie, Jeanae, Jeanee, Jeanie, Jeannie, Jenae, Jenai, Jenie, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Joanie, Johnnie, Jonie, Jonnae, Jonni and Jonnie. Other recommended similar baby names are Bennie, Dennie, Hennie, Janne, Jeane, Jeanne, Jemmie, Jennice, Jennine, Jennis, Pennie and Rennie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jennie.