Given Name JENNA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: JEN-ə (English), YEN-nah (Finnish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.

Categories

Most Popular Girls in School characters, Survivor greats, The Seven Deadly Sins characters
MASCULINE FORMS: Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne (English), Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani (Finnish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lashawn (African American), Gwenhwyfar, Guenevere, Guinevere (Arthurian Romance), Jone (Basque), Joanna (Biblical), Ioanna (Biblical Greek), Iohanna (Biblical Latin), Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana (Bulgarian), Joana (Catalan), Jenifer (Cornish), Ivana (Croatian), Ivana, Jana, Johana (Czech), Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette (Danish), Jana, Janna, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette (Dutch), Johanna (Estonian), Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine (French), Xoana (Galician), Jana, Janina, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Janine (German), Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna (Greek), Johanna, Zsanett (Hungarian), Jenný, Jóhanna, Jóna (Icelandic), Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad (Irish), Giovanna, Ginevra (Italian), Johanna (Late Roman), Janina (Lithuanian), Ivana, Jovana (Macedonian), Jehanne, Johanne (Medieval French), Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette (Norwegian), Janina, Joanna (Polish), Joana (Portuguese), Ioana (Romanian), Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka (Russian), Giuanna (Sardinian), Jean, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag (Scottish), Ivana, Jovana (Serbian), Ivana, Jana (Slovak), Ivana, Jana (Slovene), Jennifer, Jenny, Juana (Spanish), Yenifer, Yenny (Spanish (Latin American)), Janina, Janna, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie (Swedish), Yana (Ukrainian), Shan, Siân, Siana, Siani, Sioned (Welsh), Gwenhwyfar (Welsh Mythology)
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  England and Wales
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2016
  Finland
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2015
  France
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
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2016
  Northern Ireland
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2015
  Scotland
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2016

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)