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.
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 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.
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)
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). 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)
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.