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Meaning and name origin

Jenny \j(en)-ny\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Jane, Jenilee, Genevieve, Genna and Guinevere.


Jenny is a very popular first name for females (#282 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18164 out of 88799, Top 20%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jenny for girls. Jenny reached its highest rank of #133 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jenny name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jenny and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Genevieve (#210), Jennifer (#220), Jenna (#266), Jane (#322), Jenny (#822), Jennie and Jean. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Jane, Jean, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jenny is also pronounced similarly to Genni, Genny, Ginny, Janay, Janey, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jeana, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jeena, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenie, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jennaya, Jennee, Jenney, Jinna, Jonay, Jonna and Jonni. Other suggested similar baby names are Benny, Denny, Jann, Janne, Jeane, Jeanne, Jemmy, Jency, Jenn, Jenne, Penny and Renny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jenny.