English, diminutive of Jennifer
"white shadow, white wave"

Jenna Origin and Meaning

The name Jenna is a girl's name of English, Welsh origin meaning "white shadow, white wave".

Jenna was first noted on the 1980s TV series Dallas, later associated with one of the First Twin Daughters. Jenna is still being used, but no longer feels much fresher than Jennifer. You can also spell it Jena, but then many people will pronounce it jeen-a, as in Gina.

# 629 in the US

Jenna Rank in US Top 1000

# 341 on Nameberry

Jenna Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jenna Popularity

Famous People Named Jenna

  • Jennifer Mary "Jenna" ElfmanAmerican actress
  • Regina Marie "Jenna" FischerAmerican actress
  • Jenna Noelle UshkowitzAmerican actress
  • Jenna Lee DewanTatum, American actress
  • Jenna Marie JamesonAmerican adult film actress
  • Jenna Welch Bush Hagerdaughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
  • Jenna Marbles (born Jenna Nicole Mourey)American Youtuber
  • Jenna EzarikAmerican Youtuber
  • JennaLouise Coleman, English actress
  • Jennifer Jean "Jenna" Von OyAmerican actress
  • Jenna McCorkellNorthern Irish figure skater
  • Jenna Michelle BoydAmerican actress
  • Jennifer Anne "Jenna" LeeAmerican news anchor
  • Jenna Leigh Green (born Jennifer Leigh Greenberg)American actress
  • Jenna LewisAmerican reality TV personality ("Survivor: Borneo")
  • Jenna Rachael McDougallAustralian singer of band Tonight Alive
  • Jenna MorascaAmerican pro wrestler and reality TV personality ("Survivor: The Amazon")
  • Jenna Rose (Swerdlow)American singer
  • Jenna HazeAmerican adult film actress
  • Jenna Louise Hawkins Welchmother of U.S First Lady Laura Bush
  • Jenna Leigh JohnsonAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Jenna Presley (born Brittni Ruiz)American adult film actress
  • Jenna RussellEnglish actress
  • Jenna SantoromitoAustralian water polo player
  • Jenna McCormickAustralian soccer and football player
  • Jenna Black Josephwife of musician Tyler R. Joseph of Twenty One Pilots
  • Jenna Hoffman (b. 1970)daughter of actors Dustin Hoffman and Anna Byrne
  • Jenna Shirley England (b. 1999)daughter of curler Sandra Schmirler and Shannon England
  • Jenna ComponoTV personality
  • Jenna JohnsonAmerican dancer
  • Jenna BentleyAmerican glamour & Bikini Model

Jenna in Pop Culture

  • Jenna Hamiltonmain character on MTV's "Awkward"
  • Jenna Wadecharacter on TV's "Dallas"
  • Jenna Cavanaugh Marshallcharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars "
  • Jenna Maroneycharacter on TV's "30 Rock"
  • Jenna AshbyCharacter in The Chemical Gardens Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
  • Jenna the Angelcharacter in movie "Little Nicky"
  • Jenna Sommerscharacter in The Vampire Diaries series
  • Jenna Darabondcharacter in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
  • Jenna Dapananiancharacter in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
  • Jenna Betancourtcharacter in "The Purge"
  • Jennacharacter in video game series Golden Sun
  • Jennadog in the Balto movies
  • Jennacharacter in the Magyk novel series by Angie Sage
  • Jenna Middletoncharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Jenna Morgancharacter on animated series "Arthur"
  • Jenna Avidcharacter on TV's "Baywatch: Hawaii"
  • 'The Adoration of Jenna Fox" novel by Mary E. Pearson
  • Jenna Rinkmain character in the movie "13 Going on 30"
  • Jenna Heapcharacter in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
  • Jennacharacter in musical "Waitress"