Jenny

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) English pet form of Jane [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) English short form of Jennifer [2] [5] [6]

3) Variant form of Jenni [1]

4) English pet form of Jean (see Jeanne) [5]

Related Names

Jennie
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jenny
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Jenný
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Faroese Icelandic
Jhennie
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Swedish
Jhenny
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Swedish

See also Jenni, Jennika

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Jennyjarson Iceland

Female

Jennyjardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jenny
Genitive: Jennys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jenny
Genitive: Jennyn
Partitive: Jennyä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Jenny
Accusative: Jenny
Dative: Jenny
Genitive: Jennyjar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jenny
Genitive: Jennys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jenny
Genitive: Jennys

Name Days

Norway Norway

26 June

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

21 July

Sweden Sweden

6 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Jenny (Johanna Maria) Lind (6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), Swedish opera singer
  • Jenny Eugenia Nyström-Stoopendaal (née Nyström, 13 June 1854 - 17 January 1946), Swedish painter and illustrator

Trivia

  • "Jenny" is a novel by the Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, published in 1911

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
29983 47384 29979 47376 4 8
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
16730
n.a.
16730 0 0
Denmark Denmark[11]
1798
n.a.
1798
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
18 72
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
16 54
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
7429
n.a.
5
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jenny (f) Sources: [9][11][14][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jenny (f) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jenny (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Jenny (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Jenny (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. details see Name Statistic tables