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Jenny /jen-ny/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Affiliated 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.

Kreatif forms: Jeny, Jetny, Jony. [more]

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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. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #822. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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). Forms like Jenyfer are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4595%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1663%, down 63.8%), 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, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Genevieve. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jenny, Gene, Genevieve, Genie, Jane in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jenifer, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer in U.S.

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

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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.