The name Jennifer is of English origin and means "Fair Phantom Or White Wave." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
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.
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.
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.
Click button to listen on iTunes