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Origin & Meaning

The name Jenny is of Welsh and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 822  in baby name popularity for girls with 334 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Jenny Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jenny has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jenny to other names.


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".


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Jenny is a diminutive (nickname) of Jennifer.

Variants of the name Jenny include Jeni, Jenita, Jenney, Jennie, Jennyann.

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Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jenny.

Just for fun, see the name Jenny 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 Jenny in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.