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Jennifer Name Meaning and Origin

Jennifer Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

fair phantom, white wave

Name Origin


Jennifer is derived from Gwenhwyfar, meaning 'fair phantom' in Welsh. It is also linked to the Cornish name Jenifer, which means 'white wave'. The name has a strong Celtic origin.

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Jennifer Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jennifer is easy to pronounce with a familiar sound, making it a smooth name to say.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Jennifer has a balanced rhythm with two syllables, creating a pleasing flow when spoken.

Famous People Named Jennifer

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● Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is an American actress best known for her role as Rachel Green on the popular TV show 'Friends'. She has also starred in various movies and has received multiple awards for her performances.

● Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar-winning American actress known for her roles in films like 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'The Hunger Games' series, and 'American Hustle'. She is known for her talent and down-to-earth personality.

● Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, also known as J.Lo, is a multi-talented American singer, actress, and businesswoman. She has achieved success in music, film, and fashion, and is considered a pop culture icon.

● Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is an American actress known for her roles in TV series like 'Alias' and films like '13 Going on 30' and 'Dallas Buyers Club'. She is also involved in philanthropic work.

● Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is an American singer and actress who rose to fame as a finalist on 'American Idol'. She has since won an Academy Award for her role in 'Dreamgirls' and has released successful music albums.

Jennifer Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Jennifer

The name Jennifer does not have any strong negative associations. However, due to its popularity, there may be common stereotypes or expectations associated with individuals bearing the name, which could potentially be seen in a negative light.

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