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Gender: F Meaning of Jennifer: "white shadow, white wave" Origin of Jennifer: Cornish variation of Welsh Guinevere Jennifer's Popularity in 2012: #163

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Jennifer was the top name of the 1970s, when there were close to 800,000 Jennifers born: No wonder there are now online support groups for grown-up Jens who have suffered a lack of personal identity. These days Jennifer has fallen out of the Top 100 though it's forever a pretty-sounding name.

Many modern parents opt for Jenna over Jennifer, though Jenna too is losing steam. Jenny and Jennie are forever appealing if not exactly stylish short forms; Jenifer is an alternate spelling.

One name that's taking over where Jennifer left off is Genevieve. Another idea for Jennifer lovers in search of an alternative: the perennially appealing Jane.

Bill and Melinda Gates are the parents of a Jennifer. Wonder how she feels with a sister named Phoebe and a brother called Rory?

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Famous People Named Jennifer

Jennifer Lawrence, American actress
Jennifer Maria Capriati, Olympic Gold Medallist & Former World tennis No.1 champion
Jennifer Aniston, American actress
Jennifer Lopez, American singer/actress
Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress
Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer
Jennifer Arroyo, Bassist with Canadian alternative metal group Kittie
Jennifer Garner, American actress
Jennifer Connelly, American actress
Jennifer Morrison, American actress
Jennifer Grey, American actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress (born Jennifer Lee Morrow)
Jennifer Holliday
Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Stone, American Actress
Jennifer Paige, American singer\songwriter of hit 'Crush'
Jennifer Jwoww Farley (Star of hit MTV reality series Jersey Shore)
Jennifer Beals (Star of the 1983 SMASH HIT film Flashdance)
Jennifer Saunders (One half of comedy duo French&Saunders & Creator/Star of Absolutely Fabulous)
Jennifer Esposito, American Actress
Jennifer Odessa Nettles (Lead singer of the country group Sugarland)
Jennifer Coolidge (Actress who rose to fame through her roles in Legally Blonde, American Pie;-Stifler's Mom, & A Cinderella Story)
Jennifer Freeman (Actress who played eldest daughter Claire in My Wife and Kids)
Jennifer Williams (Star of VH1 Reality TV Show Series Basketball Wives)
Jennifer Davidson, American businesswoman & Former Vice President of The Cartoon Network
Jennifer Ellison, English actress\glamour model\television personality\dancer\pop singer.
Jennifer Finnigan, 3 time Daytime Emmy Award winning Canadian actress
Jennifer Hanson, American country singer\song writer
Jennifer Hawkins,Australian beauty queen\model\television presenter & winner of Miss Universe 2004
Jennifer Johnston, Irish novelist
Jennifer Lee, Creator of hit movie Wreck-It Ralph
Jennifer Knapp, American-Australian folk rock singer
Jennifer J. Lavoie, American model\actress
Jennifer Lien, American actress, played alien Kes on Star Trek Voyager
Jennifer Chambers Lynch, American film director\screenwriter who is also known for writing the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer
Jennifer Danielle Duggar -- the 17th Duggar child
Jennifer Nicole Freeman, actress know for 'Claire" from "My Wife and Kids"
Jennifer Leann Carpenter, American actress
Jennifer Katharine Gates, daughter of Microsoft's Bill and Melinda Gates
Jennifer Jones-Oscar winning actress for The Song of Bernadette, born Phyllis Isley

Pop Culture References for the Name Jennifer

Jennifer "Jen" Lindley, character on "Dawson's Creek"
Jennifer Tallulah Humphrey, character on "Gossip Girl"
Jennifer Kale, sorceress in the Marvel Comics universe
Jennifer Parker, from the "Back to the Future" series
Jennifer "J.J" Jareau, character on "Criminal Minds"
Jennifer, Louis Dubedat's beautiful wife in the 1906 play "The Doctor's Dilemma" by G. Bernard Shaw; upon introduction, Dr Ridgeon remarks, "That's a strange name." Jennifer answers, "Not in Cornwall."
"Jennifer Juniper" --- 1968 song by Donovan that sent this name to the top of the chart within a few years.
Miss Jennifer Honey, nice teacher from movie "Matilda"
Jennifer Dugan, from the movie "Spiderman 3"
Jennifer Juniper, song by Donovan
Jennifer Ever, song by The Smashing Pumpkins

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Jennifer's International Variations

Ginevra, Genoveffa (Italian) Genowefa (Polish) Genoveva (Spanish)