Jenna
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Given Name JENNA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: JEN-ə (English), YEN-nah (Finnish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.
Related Names
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), Guenevere, Guinevere, Gwenhwyfar (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), Guenièvre, Jeanne, Johanne, 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), Ginevra, Giovanna (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), 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), Gaenor, Shan, Siân, Siana, Siani, Sioned (Welsh), Gwenhwyfar (Welsh Mythology)
Popularity
United States  ranked #366 
England and Wales  ranked #455 
Canada (BC)  - 
Finland  - 
France  ranked #175 
Netherlands  ranked #197 
New Zealand  - 
Northern Ireland  - 
Scotland  - 
Sources and References
  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)