The name Jennifer is primarily a female name of English origin that means Fair Phantom Or White Wave.
The name Jennifer is originally an anglicized 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 root "windows" meaning "white, fair, or blessed" and "sebros" meaning "ghost, phantom, 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.
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