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 26 more different relations via Jean, Jennifer: Gene▼, Genie, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanene, Jeanie▼, Jeanine▼, Jeanna, Jeanne▼, Jeannie▼, Jeena, Jena▼, Jenn, Jenne, Jennee, Jennet, Jenney, Jennica, Jennine, Jennyfer and Jyn.Creative forms:
(female) Jeny, Jiany, ..
(male) Jennyr, Jense, .. Middle name pairings:
Jenny Kiley (J.K.), ..
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 history of Jenny for girls. Jenny reached its top rank of #132 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #968. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the history of the girl name Jenny and related names. Gene, Genesis (#65 via latest list), Genevieve (#182), Genie, Genna, Gennie, Guinevere (#1336), Jane (#288), Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanene, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jena, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenilee, Jenise, Jenna (#298), Jenni, Jennie and Jennifer (#252) are the prominent variation forms of Jenny (#968 via latest list). Other forms, like Jennica, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Jenny reached its peak 5 decades ago (average #1150) and is now significantly reduced (#1621, 86% less usage), with versions like Jennifer becoming less in vogue. Genesis is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.
Jenny▼ is pronounced similarly to Geena, Genaya, Jaina, Janai, Janaya, Janaye, Jania, Janney, Jany, Jeanae, Jenee, Jenie, Jianna, Jina, Jinnie, Joeanna, Johna, Jona, Jonay, Jonee, Joni▼, Jonie, Jonna, Jonnie and Junae. Other recommended names are Anny, Benny, Berny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Danny, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Fanny▼, Gwenny, Hanny, Jandy, Jann, Janne, Jemmy, Jency, Jenda, Jenina, Jenine, Jerry▼, Jery, Jessy, Jey, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny▼, Peony, Renny, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Sunny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jenny.See names in meaning and etymology.