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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEHN-ə(English)
YEHN-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 [1].

Related Names

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) Zhanna(Belarusian) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana(Catalan) Jenifer(Cornish) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Žaneta(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Jana, Janna, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette(Dutch) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Janine(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Yianna(Greek) Dzsenifer, Johanna, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jenný, Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Giovanna, Ginevra(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Žanna(Latvian) Janina, Žaneta(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Żaneta(Polish) Joana(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Jenifer, Jennifer, Jenny, Juana(Spanish) Yenifer, Yenny(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Jennifer, Jenny, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh) Gwenhwyfar(Welsh Mythology)
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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 462.
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