What is the meaning of the name Jennifer?

The name Jennifer is primarily a female name of English origin that means Fair, Soft.

The name Jennifer is originally a Cornish version of the Welsh name Gwynhwyfar, used for women of light complexion. It's also a variation of the name Gwenivere. Gwynhwyfar comes from the old Celtic word roots "white, fair, or blessed" and "sebros" meaning "Smooth/Soft" or "Magical Being."

Popularity of the name Jennifer rocketed onto the charts after the main character Jennifer/Jenny in the novel Love Story and subsequent movie in 1970. Although the name was already on the rise, it shot to #1 and stayed there for fifteen years until 1985.

Famous Jennifers include actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Jones. Actress/singers Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday.

BabyNames.com was founded by web developer and author, Jennifer Moss. Jennifer is also the brand name of a line of furniture.

Different Spellings of the name Jennifer:

Jenifer, Gennyphir, Gennifer, Jenn, Jeniffer, Jennipher, Genifer, Jennefer, Jennepher, Jennafer, Jenfer

People who like the name Jennifer also like:

Charlotte, Jessica, Emily, Elizabeth, Emma, Hannah, Grace, Benjamin, Alexander, Oliver, Henry, Owen, William, Jackson

Names like Jennifer:

Juniper, Junipero

Stats for the Name Jennifer

checkmark Jennifer is currently not in the top 100 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Jennifer is currently #493 in U.S. births

Songs about Jennifer

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Jennifer - Bobby Sherman
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Jennifer - Brian Jonestown Massacre
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Jennifer - Eurythmics
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Jennifer - Faust
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Jennifer - M2M
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Jennifer - The Blood Brothers
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Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies
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Jennifer Ever - The Smashing Pumpkins
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Jennifer Falling Down - The Nields
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Jennifer Juniper - Donovan
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Jennifer Lost the War - The Offspring
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Jennifer Louise - of Montreal
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Jennifer She Said - Lloyd Cole
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Jennifer's Baby - Dean Friedman
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Jennifer's Body - Hole
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Jennifer's Cold - Buck-O-Nine
 
Jennifer's Story - The Angels of Light
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Jennifer's Veil - The Birthday Party
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Zachary and Jennifer - John Denver