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What does Jenny mean?

Jenny Pronunciation of 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.

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.

Affiliated girl names: Genesis, Jane, Jenilee, Genevieve, Genista, Genna and Guinevere.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenny name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenny, Gene, Genesis, Genevieve, Genie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genna, Gennie, Guinevere, Jane, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeana, Jeane, Jeanene, Jeanie, Jeanine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jena, Jeni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenica, Jenice, Jenilee, Jenise, Jenna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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