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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #670 most popular

What does the name "Jenny" mean?

Jenny (English): Diminutive form of Jennifer

The name "Jenny" is of English origin and it means "Diminutive form of Jennifer". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ejynn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Jenny" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Jenny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,551 babies born with the name Jenny in the United States. That's more than enough Jennies to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jenny" was in 1977 with a total of 2,687 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennies)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jenny" is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 46 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of only 575 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Jenny popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jenny in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jenny

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is an actress, comedian, model, author, activist, and talk show host with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1993 to present. Jenny was born in 1972 as Jennifer Ann McCarthy in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to present. Jenny was born in 1976 as Jennifer Diane Lewis in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


Jenny Agutter

Jenny was born in 1952 as Jennifer Ann Agutter in Taunton, United Kingdom.


Jenny Frost

Jenny Frost is a singer, dancer, model, and television presenter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to 2012. Jenny was born in 1978 as Jennifer Frost in Wallasey, Merseyside, England.


Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson is a swimmer. Jenny was born in 1973 in Danvers, Massachusetts.


Jenny Seagrove

Jenny Seagrove is an actress and political activist. Jenny was born in 1957 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.


Past life for Jenny born May 21, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.