Jenny - girls name

Jenny name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 55%

Jenny name meaning:

The name Jenny is a diminutive form of the name Jennifer, which originated from the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar. "Gwen" means "fair" or "white," while "hwyfar" means "smooth" or "soft." Combined, the name Jenny can be interpreted as "fair and smooth" or "white and soft."

Jenny is a name that exudes a sense of elegance, femininity, and simplicity. It is a name that carries a timeless charm and has been popular for centuries. People with the name Jenny are often seen as kind-hearted, compassionate, and empathetic individuals. They have a gentle and nurturing nature, making them great friends and reliable confidants.

Jenny is a name that has stood the test of time and has been adapted into various cultures and languages. It has a universal appeal and continues to be a popular choice for parents around the world. The name Jenny evokes a sense of grace and beauty, making it a fitting choice for any girl.

Origin: Celtic

Form of Jennifer. White spirit.


Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Jennifer , Jen, Jenna , Jennie , Jenny , Jenifer

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 2499 out of 5581

10 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (396)

Historical popularity of Jenny

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