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What does Jenny mean?

Jenny \j(en)-ny\ as a girls' name is pronounced JEN-ee. It is of English origin. Originally a pet form of Jean in the Middle Ages; now used as a short form of Jennifer. Also used for blends and compound names. Dancer Jennita Russo.


Variations

Jenny has 27 variants: Jen, Jenalee, Jenalynn, Jenarae, Jeneen, Jenene, Jenetta, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenika, Jenise, Jenita, Jenna, Jennessa, Jenni, Jennie, Jennika, Jennilee, Jennilyn, Jennis, Jennita, Jennyann, Jennylee, Jinni and Jinny.

For more information, see also related girl names Jane, Jenilee, Genevieve, Genna and Guinevere.

Jenny has 39 more different forms via Jean, Jennifer: Gene, Genie, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanene, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeena, Jeffie, Jena, Jenefer, Jenette, Jenifer, Jenifre, Jenn, Jennafer, Jenne, Jennee, Jennefer, Jennet, Jennetta, Jenney, Jennica, Jennine, Jenniver, Jennyfer and Jenyfer.


Popularity

Jenny is a very popular first name for women (#282 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#18164 out of 88799, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Jenny for girls. Jenny reached its top rank of #133 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #822. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Jenny and related names. Gene, Genevieve (#210 a year ago), Genie, Jane (#322), Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie and Jennifer (#220) are the prominent variation forms of Jenny (#822 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1970-1979 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenifer and Jenny falling out of style. Genevieve (#210), Jenna (#266) and Jennifer (#220) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with Genevieve enjoying a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene, Genevieve, Genie, Jane, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jena, Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Jenny is pronounced similarly to Ginny, Janay, Janey, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenie, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinna, Jonay, Jonna and Jonni. Other recommended similar baby names are Benny, Denny, Jann, Janne, Jemmy, Jency, Penny and Renny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jenny.

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