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Meaning and name origin

Jennie \j(en)-nie\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Jenee, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni and Jenny.

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


Jennie is a very popular first name for females (#265 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#51185 out of 88799, Top 58%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jennie for girls. Jennie reached its highest rank of #32 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jennie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Genevieve (#210), Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Eugenia, Janet and Jennie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Jennifer, Jenny, Eugenia, Janet, Jennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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