Jenny - Meaning of Jenny
[ 2 syll. jen-ny, je-nny ] The baby girl name Jenny is pronounced as JHEHN-iy- †. Jenny is used mostly in the English and German languages, and its language of origin is Celtic, Hebrew, and Latin. The name first developed as a diminutive of Jean or Jane in the Middle Ages, but since the 20th century, it has often been taken as a diminutive of Jennifer.
In addition, Jenny is a diminutive form (English and German) of the English, French, and German name Genevieve.
Jenny is also a diminutive form of the English name Jane.
Jenny is also a diminutive form of the English and German name Jenna.
Jenny is also a diminutive form of the English and German name Jennifer.
Jenny is also a diminutive form (English and German) of the English and Polish name Joanna.
Jenny is also a diminutive form (English and German) of Virginia.
The origin and meaning of the name Jenny is inherited by all variant forms.
Other forms of Jenny include the contraction Jen (English), the diminutive form Jinny (English and Scottish), and the variant spellings Genny (English), Jeni (English), Jenie (English), Jenni (English and Finnish), and Jeny (English).
Jenny is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1977 with 0.164% of baby girls being given the name Jenny. It ranked at #108 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in frequency, and is currently used on a very modest scale. In 2018, among the group of girl names directly linked to Jenny, Genevieve was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Jenny include Jeni, Jenie, Jennae, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennie, Jeny, Genai, Genni, Genny, Jachan, Jachane, Jachann, Jachanne, Jacksen, Jacksin, Jackson, Jacqueine, and Jacquine.
† Pronunciation for Jenny: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Jenny:
Actress Jenny Agutter, born 20 December 1952, Taunton, Somerset, England.
Actress Jenny McCarthy, born 1 November 1972, Chicago, Illinois.
Opera Singer Jenny Lind, born Johanna Maria Lind, October 6, 1820 - November 2, 1887, Stockholm, Sweden.