What does Jenny mean?
Jenny /jen-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.
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.
Jenny▼ has 39 more different relations 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.Kreatif forms: Jeny, Jetny, Jony. [more]
How popular is Jenny?
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 (#17771 out of 150436, Top 12%). (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. in the 1970s, and is currently at #822. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Jenny and related names. Gene, Genesis (#68 2 years ago), Genevieve (#210), 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 2 years ago). Other forms, like Jenyfer, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Jenny reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 (average #563) and is somewhat less today (#795, 53.1% less), with versions like Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenifer and Jenny falling out of style. Jennifer has been the overall favorite, although Jenna seems to be getting popular too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.