Gender: Female Origin of Jenny: Diminutive of Janet, Jane, Jean, and Jennifer Meaning of Jean: English and Scottish, from French variation of Johanna, "God is gracious"

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Jenny

Jenee, Jen, Jennie, Jennee, Jeny, Jenney, Jenni


Bash Says:


I'm a Jennifer that goes by Jenny. I think it's a lovely, soft name that suits all ages (child, teen, adult, granny). However, please be aware that I do get teased for my name, especially as people love to pronounce it as "Jen-nay" ala Forrest Gump haha!

TheSlothPrincess Says:


This is a pleasant, friendly sounding name. There are not a lot of Jennys in my age group (early 20s), and I have not heard of anyone naming their new babies this, so I think it makes a nice alternative to Lily, Emily, etc, if you are looking for a name that is familiar but not too common.