Jenny

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English[edit]

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Jenny

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Jane and Jennifer, also used as a formal given name.
    • 1837 Leigh Hunt, Jenny Kissed Me,
      Jenny kissed me when we met,
      Jumping from the chair she sat in;
      Time, you thief, who love to get
      Sweets into your list, put that in!
      Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
      Say that health and wealth have missed me,
      Say I'm growing old, but add,
      Jenny kissed me.
    • 1840 Frederick Marryat, Poor Jack, Chapter IV,
      All this I recollect, but little more, except my mother gave me several beatings for calling my sister "Jenny", which I had learnt to do from others who knew her; but when my mother heard them, she was always very angry, and told them that her child had not such a vulgar name; at which many would laugh, and make a point of calling out "Jenny" to Virginia whenever they passed and saw her at the door.

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Noun[edit]

Jenny (plural Jennies)

  1. (UK, informal) A Wren (a member of the WRNS)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jenny.

Proper noun[edit]

Jenny

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jenny.

Proper noun[edit]

Jenny

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jenny, diminutive of Jane. First recorded in Sweden in 1767. Later also used as a Swedish diminutive of Eugenia.

Proper noun[edit]

Jenny

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 47 317 females with the given name Jenny living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.