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All about the name Jennifer

Jennifer
English Origin
"Fair Phantom Or White Wave"

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.

Variations: Jenifer, Gennyphir, Gennifer, Jenn, Jeniffer, Jennipher, Genifer
People who like the name Jennifer also like:
Charlotte, Elizabeth, Jessica, Emily, Chloe, Olivia, Emma
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Jennifer Stats
Jennifer is on 1,919 members' favorite name lists
Jennifer is currently not ranked on the Baby Names popularity charts
Jennifer is currently #345 in U.S. births.
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Songs about Jennifer

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