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There's some American accent (northern, I think) that would take Jenny and pronounce it "JEHN-ee", so that it almost sounds like Janey. People with this accent hear "JEN-ee" and think "Ginny" for Virginia.
gin_rummy  6/22/2005
Jenny is another name for a female donkey.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2005
The meaning of the name Jenny is soft and white. The origin is Celt.
jennypendragon  9/6/2005
Jenny is a nice name, but should NOT be wasted on humans of the un-deserving. The only Jenny I know is rude. And how sad is that?
― Anonymous User  9/8/2005
Jenny has also been used as a nickname for Johanna. As in the famous singer Jenny Lind in the 19th century.
Ylva  10/11/2005
Jenny is an awful name. It reminds me of Pippy Longstockings (you know, the ugly girl with the pigtails). Well, she's not really ugly but she does have a bad dress sense.
charis  10/27/2005
Jenny is a VERY nice name. It is tomboyish and feminime all in one. How does it sound like Pippy Longstockings? And just because one person with the name isn't to your liking it doesn't mean everyone else with this name is awful. Jenny is an easy name to say. It is a pet form of the name Jennifer.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2005
I LOVE the name Jenny. Everyone should name their girl Jenny. It's so pretty, and I'm proud to have this name. I don't know anyone else with the name Jenny. Everyone else called Jenny's real name is Jennifer, not me! My name is just Jenny and I like it and think it's cute, so if you think it's an ugly name, that's YOUR problem, not mine. And I'm not rude and I just don't think it's nice to have your say on a name just because of one person with this name. I hope this helps somebody out!
― Anonymous User  11/30/2005
'Everyone should name their kid Jenny'? What if I hate that name? That's YOUR problem, not mine. But really, I'm not too fond of it at all. It sounds boring, and childish to me.
stormy_lovegood  11/8/2007
Hmm. You sound like a real idiot right now. It'd be very boring and unoriginal if every girl was named Jenny. People overact too much on this site.

Anyway, I guess Jenny is a cool name.
Kerules  5/25/2009
Jenny Nyström was an artist and illustrator of children's books. She is famous for popularizing the Swedish Christmas figure jultomten. Her paintings became very popular as Christmas cards.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Jenny is a character on The L Word, and if you ask me, she's the best one! So because of her I love this name.
VeryGorgeous  1/31/2006
First of all, Jenny is not a awful name, it's actually quite pretty and it's much more refreshing to see "Jenny" rather than "Jennie", or "Jennifer." Second of all, life would be very boring if EVERY girl was named Jenny. Just thought I'd add that in. One of my best friend's nicknames is "Jenny", short for Jennilee, and it suits her wonderfully.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2006
Jenny is a really sweet name.
Dogsy  2/26/2006
Actress Robin Wright portrayed the childhood sweetheart of Tom Hank's Forrest Gump in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump". Wright's character was Jenny Curran.
Pheadirean  5/21/2006
According to Forrest Gump, Jenny is "the most beautiful name in the world."
― Anonymous User  7/28/2007
I sometimes go by the nickname Jenny/Jennie for my name Jennifer and everyone I talk to prefers to call me Jenny rather than Jennifer, they say it is such a pretty name and it does work for an adult since I am 35.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Famous bearer: Jenny Lewis, lead singer of the indie band Rilo Kiley.
estell  7/22/2006
Jenny means 'white wave.'
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Jenny doesn't mean 'white wave,' Jennifer does. Jenny is just a nickname for Jennifer or Jane, so I guess it means whichever original version you use.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Jenny is a cute name, that can also be mature. It is also nice as a nickname for Jennifer or Jenna.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
A famous bearer was Swedish coloratura soprano Jenny Lind.
mymymetrocard  10/28/2006
There is an author named Jenny Carroll.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
My grandmother was nicknamed this because her surname was Jennings. It was typically a nickname for Jane before Jennifer became popular. Jenny is much nicer then Jennie or Jen.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2007
It's not a bad name, I suppose. Not my style at all, I'd never name my child Jenny. I much prefer 'Jennifer'. I don't know why, it sounds more mature, to me, I suppose. Prettier, less childish. I don't mean to insult anyone, I just kind of felt like stating my opinion.
stormy_lovegood  8/6/2007
My name is Jayne, which I think is too plain. I love the nickname Jenny, which I go by on a daily basis. When I say Jenny is my name, most people assume my full name is Jennifer. I adore Jennifer, but at least Jenny is a nickname for Jayne.
Emma McHnery  11/8/2007
Apparently, I'm outnumbered here, but I've never liked this name. This is just my opinion, which I'm not trying to foist on anyone else here: it's plain, dull, and ordinary. I don't find it pretty at all, especially as a nickname for Jennifer--a name I also dislike. I realize this isn't the best argument for why I hate this name, but as I've held this opinion since I was about six years old it's hard to put into words.
Petroushka  2/4/2008
Jenny Don't Be Hasty is the title of a song off Scottish singer Paolo Nutini's album These Streets.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2008
This is my name and I think it's a good name because it suits all ages and matures well. It's very cutesy and sweet. However, girls with this name are liable to teasing for the following:

"Jenny from the block"- J Lo
"Jenny don't be hasty"- Paulo Nutini
"They was tryin' to grab you Jenny"- and other quotes from Forrest Gump
― Anonymous User  5/29/2008
My name is Jenny, just Jenny, no Jennifer and no ie. I love having Jenny as my name, but I get mad when people try calling me Jennifer. I think Jenny sounds nice when put with a longer middle name and a short last name.
jdrake  7/4/2008
This is a good nickname which suits girls and women of all ages. It doesn't sound chavvy like other nicknames, such as Vicky and Debbie.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2008
HATE IT. Gross trashy UGLY! That pretty much sums it up.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2009
Hate it. It's not that pretty.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2009
In the It Girl series the main character is named Jennifer "Jenny" Humphrey.
italiannames  12/21/2009
Another Jenny song: Tommy Tutone's "Jenny (867-5309)", featuring what I guess is the most famous phone number in pop music history.
elizabeth hamlet  2/11/2010
Terrible name. It's plain, overrated, dull and not the least bit feminine.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2011
Janna Kalderash from Buffy the Vampire Slayer used the alias "Jenny Calenadar" when moving to Sunnydale.
sddorme  3/13/2011
I don't know why, but this name always reminds me of someone who has a dry sense of humour.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2011
Studio Killers have a song called "Jenny". It's awesome.
ElizaR  8/2/2013
Aw, there's quite a lot of hate on this name. I like it, in fact I prefer it to Jennifer. I like the spelling Jennie more though.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2013
There's a song called 'Jenny' by Walk The Moon.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2013
I think that Jenny is a wonderfull name. Although it is usually short for Jennifer, my name is short for Jennine. Jenny means a female donkey. I really think it's dumb to say it's a bad name just because you know someone who has the name that's mean.
jenny _  4/12/2014
The only Jenny I know is a kind, forgiving person, and beautiful as well. Too bad ;C we have gone far, far away from each other. If you know Jenny who had studied in LSTHS please contact me.
ThePigInLove  7/18/2014
Personally probably my favorite girl name. Only competition might be Lucy.

Just my two cents though. I hate it when people essentially say "OMG I HATE THE NAME [insert name here] AND YOU SUCK FOR LIKING IT AND I'M GOING TO ENFORCE MY OPINION AND BE A BIGOT AND [RAGE].", but in a slightly less angry way. It's called an opinion for a reason, guys.
SeanM  7/28/2014
Hello all!
I think this is a beautiful name and I am proud to claim it.
I thank my beautiful Mother for giving it to me.

My given name is Jenny, although some of my friends call me Jen and I like it. A few call me Jennifer and I'm fine with that too. A few have called me Jenny (in Forest Gump, style) but that's okay too, I just laugh and call them Forest.
I have found that as a child, most said it was sweet and endearing and as an adult it seems to work well with my youthful and fun loving attitude toward life. I am sure as I continue to age, it will suit me then as well. ~ Jenny.
Anointed1  9/17/2014
I think it's really nice. I would use it for a child.
fugfacedmermaid  12/30/2014
Also used in Norway.
Quamalamalam  1/14/2015
I'm Chinese and my name in pinyin is Zhenyu. I don't know why English speakers always pronounce it as Jenny lol. So for convenience I name myself Jenny when abroad.
Wedge  10/4/2015
Zhenyu is merely the Chinese lettered version of spelling Jenny. It’s literally on Google Translate. Though, I can’t actually emotionally complain, only state the fact above, because honestly, that's my situation too because I’m also Chinese.
TokufanJen  4/3/2018
The name is also used in Denmark, and Norway.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
Ok, guys! Jenny does not come from Jennifer or Jane or whatever you have written here. The origin of the name is from the Greek name Eugene which means a person who is noble and kind.
It goes like this: The feminine variant of Eugene is Eugenia or Eugénie. Eugenia in Russian becomes Yevgeny or Jevgeny. The nickname of Jevgeny is Geny or Gene or Genni or Jenni and so on...
Mrslikable  4/3/2016
Jenny Hiloudaki is a transsexual Greek former model and brothel keeper who regularly attracted the attention of the Greek media. Her affair with a District Attorney caused a national scandal and she has appeared on national television many times.
cutenose  6/16/2016
As a German name, it was originally a diminutive of Eugenie and Johanna. Only in the later decades of the 20th century it started being used as a diminutive of Jennifer.
Frollein Gladys  7/26/2016
Jenny is also a popular name in Finland. It actually was more common than Jenni before being overtaken in the 1960s or the 1970s. Traditionally, Jenny is pronounced YEN-nuy, although sometimes it is used as an unusual spelling for Jenni (YEN-ni).
― Anonymous User  11/30/2016
My middle name is Jennifer and I love it. I really like Jenny as a nickname for Jennifer or Jenna or Jane, as it was originally a nickname for. I think it's feminine and beautiful and I love the sound of it. If I wasn't so attached to my first name, I would want to be called Jenny.
dancingbear  1/3/2017
I hate my name Jenny because it's so popular and every single time someone says "Jenny", I automatically think it's not me, but rather another "Jenny" who's more popular, talented, and nicer than me. I'd rather have a unique name that's ugly, like Gertrude, because at least I know someone is talking about me or wants to talk to me.
chocolover_7  2/5/2017
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.
cutenose  7/3/2017
Jenny Lynn Shimizu is an American model and actress from San Jose, California. While working as a mechanic, Shimizu was approached to model for the Calvin Klein CK1 fragrance ads and model Calvin Klein fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic "American Beauty" campaign.
cutenose  7/10/2017
I think it's a very beautiful name. People may refer to it as a shorter version of Jennifer but I think Jenny is a name without the reference of the name Jennifer or anything else. I don't think it's overrated and overall, I think it's a cute name.
ValidEntity  7/16/2017
Jenny is definitely my favorite name out of all. It might be because I've known some nice girls with that name (one was Jennifer but went by Jenny or Jen, one was just Jenny). Just seeing it gives me positive energy.
xJulia  10/9/2017
Jenny Wakeman is the main character of the cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot. She is a teenage robot who goes to high school and fights crime. (She is designed as a teenager, but was actually built only five years prior to when the series takes place.) Her actual name is XJ9, which her mother, Dr. Wakeman, usually calls her.
Buneary  10/28/2017
Jenny is my name and I hate the name Jenny. People will make fun of your name.
jperez19403  11/17/2017
How would people make fun of this name?
anitachaquita  11/25/2017
To be honest... Jenny is really common in Asian countries. I actually know like 5 Vietnamese Jenny's. Furthermore, there's a Kpop idol in "Black Pink" who is named Jenny.
teddy1103  2/27/2018
Personally, I don’t really love having my name be Jenny. And no, it is not an extension of another name. My classmate made me feel down with my name by saying that apparently all people who have names that end in the letter Y are mischievous, liars and all out the worst. Her best friend is named Jeni and so it’s very annoying. I’ve never felt comfortable with this name and even when I was in elementary school, we had beginning of the year projects that had questions such as “What is your nickname?” and “What do you love most about your name?”. I also don’t have a middle name unlike everybody else in my school so that’s another thing to be bullied about. Honestly, I’m tired of names in general and I’ll leave it to you guys to add your opinions.
TokufanJen  4/3/2018

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