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Jennifer Meaning


What does Jennifer mean?

The name Jennifer is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Jennifer is "white, fair and smooth, soft".

Jennifer is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Je-nni-fer.

The Given Name Jennifer

The name Jennifer is the Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar and a variant of the name Guinevere. It is derived from the elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed, holy" and hwyfar meaning "smooth, soft".

Jennifer falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, and Jennifer Coolidge.

Jennifer Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 252 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,275 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 220 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,518 occurrences. It ranked 11,311 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Jennifer has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Jennifer Name Popularity Page.

Jennifer Related Names

Jennifer is a form of Gwenhwyvar.

Jennifer is a variant of Guinevere.

Variants of the name Jennifer include Jenifer, Jeniffer, Jenniffer, Jennifur, Jennyfer.

The names Jannifer, Jennabel, Jennabeth, Jennah, Jennalee, Jennalyn, Jennarae, Jennasee, Jennessa, Jennica, Jennika are all forms of Jennifer.

Jennifer has the diminutives (nicknames) Jen, Jena, Jenn, Jenna, Jenne, Jenny.

Famous Jennifers

  • Jennifer Aniston ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Connelly ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Coolidge ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Digbeu ~ Basketball Player
  • Jennifer Finnigan ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Garner ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Grey ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Hudson ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Jones ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Lawrence ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Lopez ~ Actress, Pop Musician
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Morrison ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Saunders ~ Actress
  • Jennifer Screen ~ Basketball Player
  • Jennifer Tilly ~ Actress

Jennifer Numerology

What will your new littleJennifer be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Jennifer are often analytical and frilly but most of all they are read more >>

Jennifer Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jennifer in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jennifer.

Just for fun, see the name Jennifer in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jennifer in Nautical Flags page.