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English word jenny comes from Malayalam Johanna, Hebrew יוחנה, French Jeannette (A female given name., a diminutive form of Jeanne.).

Jenny etymology history

Jenny detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Johanna Malayalam (mal)
יוחנה Hebrew (heb)
Jeannette French (fra) A female given name., a diminutive form of Jeanne.
Jehane Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
Iehane Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) A female given name.
Janet English (eng) A female given name... A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
Jeannine French (fra) A female given name., a diminutive of Jeanne.
Renée English (eng) A female given name.
Jenny English (eng) A diminutive of the female given names Jane and Jennifer (and rarely Eugenia), also used as a formal given name. (UK, informal) A Wren (a member of the WRNS).
jenny English (eng) A catmill.. A device for spinning thread from fiber onto multiple spindles (also called spinning jenny).. A female creature of certain kinds, such as wren and donkey.

Words with the same origin as jenny

Descendants of Johanna
jock john johnny