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Root: Guinevere
Origin: Welsh
Meaning:"fair lady"
Majestic: a shaper of great events
Personality: Never lands between a rock and a hard place
-- kt_graffini  1/4/2005
Form of Jena, meaning "little bird".
-- me.liss.a  6/14/2005
Isn't that the most beautiful name for a little girl? And the meaning is wonderful. I just love it. And if you see my little girl JENNA, you will believe that it is just gorgeous.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2005
My name is Jenna, yet to me, the name Jenna is rather dull and doesn't describe me much.
-- orange  8/12/2005
My name is Jenna, and though I have never thought it was anything special, I find that I get so many compliments on it, like "wow what a pretty name". I had someone tell me today they were going to name their daughter Jenna!
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2005
I like this better than Jenny or Jennifer.
-- mum2bubba  10/21/2005
My name is Jenna and I always get complimented on how pretty and different the name is from Jenny, Gemma, Jennifer, Emma, etc.
-- jenna20390  10/22/2005
This name has been tarnished for me forever by a bratty 10-year-old of the same name. I have always liked Jenny better, though. Jenna is becoming too popular, in my opinion.
-- eponine_pontmercy  11/15/2005
Actress Jenna Elfman is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Jenna is the name of one of George W. Bush's twin daughters.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
I named my 16 year old daughter Jenna because when the doctor handed her to me that's what came out. I love the name, it is beautiful like her.
-- missyp36  1/9/2006
Jenna is an Arabic name that means "paradise."
-- sarahj  1/24/2006
I love the name Jenna, though I would never use it because it is too close to my sister's name "Jennifer" and I also think it is much much prettier.
-- jazzi  1/26/2006
I love the name Jenna. With my name being Jennifer, I had thought it would be a great name for a daughter, but maybe a bit confusing.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My name is Jenna, and I find that I really like it. No one in my grade has the same name as me and I think it's really pretty. I'm not trying to sound conceited or anything, but I really like my name.
-- ryu-kaze  6/7/2006
I would have to say Jenna is a very normal or common name. I've had lots of problems with the girl name Jenna so I would probably never name my child that. But that's just me, so bye.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2006
Jenna is such a beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Jenna Jameson is a famous bearer. :-)
-- audreyhubley  8/16/2006
My name is Jenna, and my mother named it me because it was a girly name, and different to Jenny. Needless to say, I've become I rebel, and I'm not at all girly, I listen to rock music, and heavy metal, and I'm kind of gothic. There's only one other girl in the whole school called Jenna, and she's in my year, and my form, so that's a coincidence. I find that I can never find anything like jewellery with my name on it. I think it's a rare name.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2006
My name is Jenna, but I'm always asked if my 'real name' is Jennifer.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2006
I don't know why, but it reminds me of South Africa.
-- bellaboo  9/14/2006
I love this name of course, as it is my own (only I spell it with one n). I also have a friend named Jenna who is really nice and sweet. I think it's pretty and different than everything else out there.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2006
Actress Jenna Fischer plays the put-upon receptionist, Pam, in the American TV version of "The Office".
-- elizabeth hamlet  12/27/2006
Just because you knew someone with the name of Jenna who was a brat or it's "too popular" for you doesn't make it an awful name! By the way, there are not that many Jennas out there and it's a really pretty name!
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
My name is Jenna and I'm 15. I've always liked it. It really defines me. My mum hadn't known what to name me until I was in her arms in the hospital and the name just came to her. I don't know anyone else with the name apart from people in films and celebrates. I don't like names such as Jeanna and Brenna. It makes my name seem horrible.
-- tropical  2/26/2007
My name is Jenna! I like the name and I think it's super pretty but I always get asked if my name is Jennifer or Jenny. I guess that's the only real downside.
-- Grrlie_Girl13  4/12/2007
A famous bearer is actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale.
-- RachelLouise  6/19/2007
It's a little popular. I've also seen it spelled Genna.
-- xKatiex  11/23/2007
I'm a Jenna, and I love the name. It's not common, at least not where I'm from. I've only met one person who has the same name, my English teacher's 5 year old daughter. I always get compliments on it because it's not a name you hear every day. People tend to assume it's just short for Jennifer. That's the only thing I don't like about it.
-- JennaWhore  11/23/2007
It's a very pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2008
I really like Jenna. It has a real nice touch to it. I know a lot of them.
-- jj21jj  2/15/2008
I've met a few Jenna's but still really like the name. I like it a lot more than Gemma, but like it equally to Emma. At work there was a Jenna with me. It was a little confusing because we never knew if our boss was saying Jenna or Emma lol.
-- Fire1815  9/8/2008
I love this name, so cute and unique.
-- marythenamefairy  11/2/2008
I don't like the name Jenna. It just reminds me of Jenna Bush who is the daughter of George W. Bush, the 43rd (and worst) President of America.
-- rowan826  11/3/2008
I adore this name almost as much as Emma. Emma and Jenna are somewhat rhyming names. I have problems finding girl J names. Jennifer is too common, and Jenna isn't exactly fresh sounding, but I feel Jenna could be usable for a modern child.
-- Emma McHnery  3/8/2009
My name is actually Jennifer, but because of the overuse of it I started using Jenna (can't stand "Jenny") while in my teens. Now, only family members call me Jennifer. Everyone else calls me Jenna. :)
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2009
Heaven in Arabic.
-- Abrahem  6/4/2009
My name is Jennifer as well. My name has really been bothering me lately, mainly because it is too popular. I would go by Jen or Jenny. But I'm not too fond of those names (no offense, but all the Jennifers I know use those nicknames as well). 'Im trying to go by Jenna now. Jenna is not too popular, it's still mature and I like it! (:

Pretty name, by the way! XDD
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2009
Jenna is a VERY common name. I know about seven people who are called that, and they are all brats. I hate the name Jenna, it's so ugly and common, there's nothing special about it at all. PLEASE if your name is Jennifer DON'T use Jenna as your nickname. It's the worst name I've ever heard!
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2009
This is my name. I don't dislike it, I guess, but I don't really love it either. Everyone always thinks my "real" name is Jennifer (Even one of my friends thought that for two years) and I can never find anything with my name on it. It also just strikes me as kind of modern and I don't think it really suits me. It's not overly common where I live, though, so I only have one other Jenna in my grade.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2009
Jenna Morasca is a Survivor: The Amazon winner. She also appeared on other shows such as fear factor. She was a host of an online Survivor talk show with Richard Hatch. She also became a TNA Wrestler.
-- sddorme  8/28/2009
I like this name, but it's very overused, and I unfortunately think of porn star Jenna Jameson.
-- bananarama  10/4/2009
I enjoy the name to a degree. My cousin is named that. I wouldn't name my own child that, but in the book I am writing, this name is used for the main character, except it is spelled 'Genna', which I cannot find anywhere.
-- MeMyselfAndEye  1/26/2010
Survivor: Borneo and All-Star's Jenna Lewis carried this name and is also known for hosting and movies such as "The Scorned".
-- sddorme  2/22/2010
I would seriously consider using this name, but it's the name my friend goes by, her real name is Jennifer but she prefers Jen or Jenna.
-- Megan1125  11/28/2010
Jenna is the name of Allison's new baby on the SyFy television show "Eureka".
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2010
Also a rather popular Finnish name with over 11 thousand carriers. [noted -ed]
-- Louska  1/15/2011
This name means 'small bird' in African-Mende. It has origins in Hebrew, perhaps from Jona or Janica, both names meaning 'God is gracious'.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2011
This name can also be pronounced jEEn-ə as well. In this case it is derived from Jean.
-- VioletOutburst  5/19/2011
I like the name Jenna, it's pretty, yes, but it is overused. Not to mention I know a girl named Jenna who's an annoying, spoiled brat. I know it's not right to think a name's stupid because of a person who has it, but I'm sorry.
-- blondieboo629  7/7/2011
Out of Jenna I made the name Gwenna. I like Gwenna better personally.
-- meemeeandmama  11/22/2011
Jenna Von Oy is best known for her role as Six LeMeure on "Blossom." She was beautiful and peppy, and she does this name justice.
-- MaggieHamFan  11/22/2011
Jenna Dewan-Tatum (from the movie Step Up and Take The Lead and Channing Tatum's wife) bears this name.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2012
My name is Jenna and personally I love it. It is girly enough but still strong and personally I could not imagine having any other name.
-- Jay4991  6/3/2012
Jenna Boyd (born 1993 in Bedford, Texas) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jenna Elfman (born 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jenna Green (born 1974 in West Hills, California) is an American actress and singer.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jenna von Oÿ (born 1977 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American actress and singer.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jenna Dewan-Tatum (born 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress and dancer.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jenna Fischer (born 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Not that I would do this, but what about:
Jinna Gena
Jynna Jena
Jennah... and so on. Jenna is a very customizable name!
-- SEC908  10/23/2012
I like this better than Jennifer, Jen, and Jenny.
-- blueeyesparkle  1/15/2013
Jenna Rose, the singer of the awesomely bad song My Jeans, is a (somewhat) famous bearer.
-- Buneary  4/3/2013
Jenna is such a nice name. The name and the meaning of it is beautiful. However, I wouldn't name a child this because a famous girl called Jenna Rose ruined it. She is setting up a bad example for kids.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2013
I am not crazy about the name Jennifer, but I love the name Jenna. Its really pretty. I mostly hear Jennifer's going by Jenn or Jenny. I have only come across a few who go by Jenna or are named Jenna.
-- blueeyesparkle  5/14/2013
My name is Jenna and I do really love my name. The only thing I don't like is that some people think I am saying Gemma when I tell them my name. But other than that, I have no complaints as it is a pretty name.
-- MissJenna  5/19/2013
I like it better as a nickname.
-- Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
This is the name of one of the main characters in the Septimus Heap novels. She's a princess.
-- QuillHeart  6/2/2013
Jenna is simply one of the most beautiful, feminine names. This is my top pick for a daughter; Jenna Mary. I've only ever met 2 Jennas and I just love it. It's so much prettier than Jennifer or Jenny. It's also unlikely that you'd get a nickname (other than Jen, which I'm not a fan of)... Jenna is a wonderful name.
-- DestinedAuthor  7/24/2013
A nickname that became popular.
-- AppleM32  1/13/2014
This is the name my mother gave me... She was a very shallow person, and I never really looked up to her. She left me, my father and my brother at age 3. (I am now 18, I am of Irish genes, and I have blonde hair and hazel eyes.) I never knew this name had an arabic meaning. Until my boyfriend told me. (He's arabic, yes.) I think this is beautiful because the meaning of my name, is basically paradise. The meaning of his, (Bharat) Means to be maintained. Our names make a beautiful statement that I will never forget. Paradise Being Maintained.
-- Inertia  5/10/2014
Jenna means Paradise, Heaven, White Shadow, White Wave, Small Bird, Little Bird, Fair Spirit, Fair Phantom, Woman of White Magic, White, Smooth, God is Gracious, Fair White Spirit, Well Born, Pure, Soft, To Be Strong, and Fair Lady.
-- dolphingirl77  7/14/2015
Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter's wife.
-- dolphingirl77  7/14/2015
My Mom and Dad didn't know what to name me until they saw me in the hospital. The doctor asked what my name was. Then they looked at each other and said "Jenna". I really like the name because it's so beautiful and unique. It is very delicate, and it's a wonderful name for a girl.
-- dolphingirl77  7/14/2015
Jenna is such a pretty, refreshing name! It seems so underused to me! I found out about this name from knowing about actress Jenna Coleman. :)
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2015
This name sounds childish to me. If I had the name Jenna I would probably like to be called Jen.
-- cutenose  12/9/2015

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