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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Jenny
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Jenny in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Jenny:
Records indicate that 89,191 girls in the United States have been named Jenny since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1977, when 2,687 people in the U.S. were given the name Jenny. Those people are now 40 years old.
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Comments about the name Jenny
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13 Positive Comments
"My name is Jenny and I love it!! It does get upsetting when people call me Jennifer cuz thats not my name its Just Jenny. Once I was called Jennifer so I go on to tell them that my name is Jenny and they pushed that it had to be Jennifer, I told them I'd so them my birth certificate if they didn't believe me. Hehe that ended the debate! I've even gotten a few people ask me how to spell it. I had to laugh but now a days thats normal. I wouldn't change my name it fits me just right. Its a very pretty name and is perfect all by itself." Dec. 11, 2010:
"My REAL name is Jenny! I say this because here, in my dorm hall, there are these other girls named Victoria and Natalie, they say their nicknames are Jenny and would prefer to be called that. I don't know about you, but I'm the one born with the name, it's so annoying when people call for "Jenny", but then it's for someone else. Learn to love your own name!" Oct. 3, 2009:
"Jenny is a cute name, I also love Jenna. My friend Jennifer goes by Jenny." Jul. 21, 2009:
"I LOVE THE NAME JENNY CUS THATS MI NAMEEE=)=) and its so preatty and simpleee" Oct. 11, 2007:
"my name is jennifer.. my friend's name is jenny not jennifer its so annoying teachers are like jennifer come here shes like ITS JENNY!!" Jun. 30, 2007:
"I've always been perfectly happy with the name Jenny. It's a good name. I was Christened Jenny, not Jennifer, and I do find it irritating when people assume I must be Jennifer really. I'm not - I'm just Jenny - and I like it that way. When I was at school there were no other Jennys around, but now I'm older there seem to be a lot more. I don't really like other people to be called Jenny - it's MY name." Apr. 24, 2007:
"I is named Jenny yeah. Jenny rules man innit big time. Big up Jenny. its propa blingin. :D" Apr. 11, 2007:
"Love the name Jenny!!! It's so different cause many people are named Jennifer now and none are called Jenny" Mar. 4, 2007:
"well my name is jennifer but people call me jenny and it drives me crazy my uncle shirl gave me the nickname jenjen and i love the nickname" Nov. 29, 2006:
"Well they write enough songs about Jennys!! Must be cool - I think so anyway!! :)" Sep. 1, 2006:
"My name is Jenny and everyone thinks my real name is Jennifer." Aug. 10, 2006:
"My name is Jenny and I didn't really appreciate it at first but now I am sort of used to it. Some people spell it wrong and think its with a "g" or "ie" or something like that. I kind of do wish it was spelled different sometimes." Mar. 19, 2006:
"i looooove the name jenny my name is haley gasiewicz and my best friend in the world we met each other since pre k jenny leider.i loooove the name jenny" Dec. 15, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"This is my name. I hate introducing myself as this because it sounds cutesy, so I say "Jen" instead." Jul. 31, 2006:
12 Neutral Comments
"I absolutely love this name!I hate my name now. I'm going to change it to either Jenny or Jennifer but I don't know which one! They're both so pretty <3 But I think I'll change it to Jennifer, then have people call me Jenny. Perfect! :)" Apr. 15, 2013:
"My name is Jenny,But like always people THINK its Jennifer. I Hate that, ITS Jenny" Apr. 4, 2011:
"I go by the name Jenny so commonly that I consider it my real name. I actually am a Jennifer, but I can't remember a single time I've been called by that; it doesn't sound like it should be my name. So I consider Jenny to be my real name. I like it just fine, but it's a bit cute for me these days, I'm growing out of it." Oct. 25, 2010:
"All my life I've found it really infuriating that people assume my name is Jennifer, and I've actually had to have arguments with substitute teachers about it. All in all though, I think Jenny is a good name. I can't really say it suits me, since most of the time I just go by Jen, but I wouldn't recommend to anyone else that they just give their child a nickname." Mar. 18, 2010:
"ich mag diesen namen weil ich so heiże :D
and now in english.
i love this name, because its my name :D
i'm from germany and my parents called me jennifer. but i like jenny more :D" Nov. 17, 2009:
"Well i get mistake by "Jennifer" a lot when my real name is Jenny and since im asian they assume right away that its my fake name lolz" Feb. 25, 2009:
"my name is Ginny.ppl always think its Jenny when i tell them my name. ANNOYING" May. 5, 2008:
"my name is Jennifer but everyone calls me jenny and im glad cuz its a beautiful name. jennifer is much too common." Aug. 25, 2007:
"My name is Jenny and it irritates me that people assume I am a "Jennifer"....it's JUST JENNY people...ha!" Aug. 18, 2007:
"My name is Jenny. I love my name. It is knda of agervating though because I actually have people argue as to wether my name is Jennifer or not. But it is an elegant yet strong name. Very welcoming and friendly. I love my name." Nov. 20, 2006:
"I love the name Jenny. Spelled "Jennie" it was popular in the 1930's. It was only in the 1970's 1980's that it became associated with "Jennifer."
However, the original meaning of Jenny is "the Lord is gracious."
Jenny comes from the name Jane, nor Jennifer. Nevertheless, it can be used as a short name for Jennifer.
By the way, if a name is common, it's because it's pretty. Not many people want to be called Bartholomew." May. 19, 2006:
"My name is, and I like it. But in my class there are also like 2 other Jenny's or Jennifer's so I like the name itself but not how many people have it." Jan. 29, 2006:
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