Arthurian legends & myths, Celtic, Color, Female, Hebrew, J names, Nickname names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Jenny

Jenny originally arose as a nickname for Jane, the feminine form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew, though it’s now more often used as anickname for Jennifer, which is the Cornish form of Welsh Gwenhwyfar (from which the name Guinevere comes from) meaning “fair phantom” or “white phantom” or “white specter” from Celtic elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and sebara (phantom, demon, spirit, specter, magical being). Jenny is also a surname, a Swiss German surname which derives from personal name Johannes (the Latin form of John).

Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Celtic

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Variants:

  • Jennie (English, Swedish)
  • Jenni (English, Finnish)
  • Jeni (English)

 

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