Diminutive of Janet, Jane, Jean, and Jennifer
"tribe woman"

Jenny Origin and Meaning

The name Jenny is a girl's name .

At the height of the Jennifer craze, many parents were cutting straight to the nickname and putting Jenny on the birth certificate. But now that Jennifer is the mom rather than the daughter, Jenny, which has been somewhat replaced by Jenna, has faded as well.

# 996 in the US

Jenny Rank in US Top 1000

Jenny Popularity

Famous People Named Jenny

  • Johanna Maria "Jenny" LindSwedish opera singer
  • Genevieve "Jenny" CraigAmerican weight,loss entrepreneur
  • Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthyAmerican model, actress and author
  • Jennifer Mary "Jenny" Shipley36th prime minister of New Zealand
  • Jennifer Diane "Jenny" LewisAmerican singer,songwriter of band Rilo Kiley
  • Jenny ByrneAustralian tennis player
  • Jennifer Beth "Jenny" ThompsonAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Jennifer Jo "Jenny" KempAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Jennifer Ann "Jenny" AgutterEnglish actress
  • Jenny NimmoEnglish children's novelist
  • Jenny Sarah SlateAmerican actress and comedian
  • Jenny HolzerAmerican conceptual artist
  • Jenny Q. ChaiAmerican,Chinese pianist
  • Jenny WolfGerman Olympic speed skater
  • Jenny EliscuAmerican magazine editor and critic
  • Jenny RobertsonAmerican actress
  • Jean "Jenny" ThompsonCanadian Olympic athlete
  • Jennifer Sheila "Jenny" UglowEnglish biographer
  • Jenny OffillAmerican novelist
  • Jenny Owen YoungsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Patricia Joanne "Jenny" O'HaraAmerican actress
  • Jenny SavilleEnglish artist
  • Jenny Lynn ShimizuAmerican model
  • Jennylyn MercadoFilipina actress
  • Helen Mary "Jenny" BoydEnglish model; sister of model Pattie Boyd
  • Jenny Boylantransgender American author, activist, and professor

Jenny in Pop Culture

  • Jenny Curran Gumpcharacter in movie "Forrest Gump"
  • Jenny Humphreycharacter on TV's 'Gossip Girl'
  • Jenny Wakeman aka XJ9, main character in animated series "My Life As A Teenage Robot"
  • Jenny Greenleymain character in "Teen Idol" by Meg Cabot
  • Jenny Calendarcharacter on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Jenny Leecharacter on TV's "Call the Midwife"
  • Jennycharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Jenny Matrixcharacter in movie "Commando"
  • Jenny Smithcharacter on "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends: Johnny Appleseed"
  • Jenny Foxworthcharacter in Disney's "Oliver & Company"
  • Jennylittle black cat in Esther Averill's Cat Club series
  • Jenny Quantumcharacter in DC Comics
  • Jenny Pizzacharacter on the TV show "Steven Universe"
  • Jenny Taylorcharacter in movie "Love Wrecked"
  • Jenny "Fortune Cookie" Cheycharacter in TV series "GLOW"
  • Jenny Robsoncharacter in G. A. Henty's, With the Allies to Pekin
  • Jennynickname of Sorcha of Sevenwaters, character in Juliet Marillier's Daughter Of The Forest series
  • Jenny Wildercharacter on TV's "Little House On The Prairie"
  • Jenny Strangcharacter in L.M Montgomery's Emily of New Moon series
  • JennyDory's mother in Pixar's "Finding Dory"
  • "Jenny Wren" song by Paul McCartney
  • "8675309/Jenny," song by Tommy Tutone
  • "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" song by The Killers
  • Jennymentioned in "Driver's Seat" by Stiff 'n' the Tears: "Jenny was sweet. She always smiled for the people she'd meet..."
  • "Jenny" song by Nothing More
  • "The Friends of Red Jenny" organization in the Dragon Age video games
  • "Jenny" song by Walk The Moon