Jennifer
Origin/Usage
Welsh
Pronunciation
JEN-i-fər
Meaning
Woman of white magic
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Jennifer is ultimately derived from Guinevere. Guinevere originates in Welsh language and means "woman of white magic". This was the name of a legendary character in Arthurian legends. She was the wife of King Arthur and a lover of Sir Lancelot, Arthur's chief knight. Throughout history, Guinevere was an inspiration for many plays, songs and films. As a feminine given name Jennifer has been used in the English-speaking countries since the 20th century and nowadays is one of the most popular given names in the United States.

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Jennifer Finnigan - actress
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Jennifer Capriati - tennis player
Jennifer Love Hewitt - actress
Jennifer Dunn - politician
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Jennifer Crusie - writer
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Jennifer Aniston - actress
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Jennifer Bell - jazz artist
Jennifer Van Grove - Journalist
Jennifer Lawrence - actress

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