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Jennifer is a female given name; it became a common first name for females in English-speaking countries during the 20th century. The name Jennifer is a Cornish variant of Guinevere, which is a French form of the Old Welsh Gwenhwyfar (gwen: white, fair + hywfar: smooth, soft). Despite the name's similarity to the Old English words jenefer, genefer and jinifer, which were all variants of Juniper and used to describe the juniper tree, there is no evidence that it was derived from these.
The name Jennifer is a Cornish form of name “Guinevere”, meaning “The White Fay or White Ghost”.
Jennifer was largely a regional name. This name has only common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century.
Jennifer Name also appears in following Origin(s): Celtic, Old English
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