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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 43 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Jenny

    87% Approval Rating
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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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jenny is a cute name, I also love Jenna. My friend Jennifer goes by Jenny." Jul. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE THE NAME JENNY CUS THATS MI NAMEEE=)=) and its so preatty and simpleee" Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I is named Jenny yeah. Jenny rules man innit big time. Big up Jenny. its propa blingin. :D" Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Jenny!!! It's so different cause many people are named Jennifer now and none are called Jenny" Mar. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well they write enough songs about Jennys!! Must be cool - I think so anyway!! :)" Sep. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jenny and everyone thinks my real name is Jennifer." Aug. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Named Jenny liked Jennifer better, didnt mind when people called me that and eventually changed it to Jennifer by my late 30s. When your name is Jenny, its easy for people to make fun of you or call you crazy, it sounds stupid.. an ending with ie is better like Jeanie..which reminds me of Barbara Eden...Jenny is like a kid in the 70s and 80s but as an adult unless youre an actress youre not going to be taken seriously. If you want your daughter to be ridiculed behind her back for having a mental illness name her Jenny." Jul. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I hate introducing myself as this because it sounds cutesy, so I say "Jen" instead." Jul. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm pleased to read that I'm not the only Jenny that found it infuriating when people thought it was short for Jennifer. I do not know why but I really do not like the name Jennifer which just makes me think of celebrity actresses. I liked my name when I was younger but as I am getting older I wish I had a more serious name like Victoria or something. I'm a lawyer and I feel like Jenny seems like quite an informal person that you wouldn't have to take seriously." Sep. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is just Jenny. It bugs me when when people call me Jenniffer, cause like even if my name was Jennifer obviously you should call me Jenny cause that?s what I said. no need to spice up my name. My twin sister named Julianne calls me ?je ne sais quoi? as a nick name and my family will call me Jen Jen too. Also when I say my name to people they think I?m say Janeen or something." Dec. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jenny,But like always people THINK its Jennifer. I Hate that, ITS Jenny" Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ginny.ppl always think its Jenny when i tell them my name. ANNOYING" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jenny and it irritates me that people assume I am a "Jennifer"'s JUST JENNY people...ha!" Aug. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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