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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.JEN-ə English
YEN-nah Finnish
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Meaning & History

Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani Finnish
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn 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 Ghjuvanna Corsican 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 Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siana, Siani, Sioned Welsh Gwenhwyfar Welsh Mythology

Sources & References

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

Categories

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Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute