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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEHN-ee(English)
YEH-nuy(Swedish)
YEH-nee(German)
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Meaning & History

Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.

Related Names

DiminutiveJan(English)
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne(English) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Jan, Johann, Johannes(German) Jan, Johan, Johannes(Dutch) Iván, Juan(Spanish)
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, Jana(Catalan) Jenifer(Cornish) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Žaneta(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine(French) Xoana(Galician) 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, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh) Gwenhwyfar(Welsh Mythology)
Same SpellingJenný

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Name Days

Estonia: August 15
Sweden: October 6

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