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Pronunciation

ʤɛnəfər

Origin

English, German, Spanish, Scandinavian, Dutch

Meaning

Jennifer is a form of the ancient name Guinevere and means 'fair' and 'smooth' or 'soft'. This graceful-sounding name's homeland is an area rich in ancient folklore, the nostalgic craggy cliffs and smooth old beaches of beautiful Cornwall in England. In fact, the old Cornish name Jennifer only came into use outside Cornwall as late as the 18th century. Today this lovely name feels classic, though it still carries an air of old world romance.

Rank in the year 2015

Jennifer was ranked #539 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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