One meaning of the name is that Jenna is a fanciful respelling of the name Jenny, which is derived from the English Jennifer.
Jennifer is a version of the Celtic name Guinevere from Arthurian Legends. Guinevere comes from the Gaelic name “Gwenhwyfar” which translates to gwen (fair) + hwyfar (smooth), or, quite simply: the fair one. In the Arabic language, Jenna apparently means “small bird.”
Thanks to the popular 1980s television series, Dallas, the name experiences a significant increase in usage between 1978 and 1984. One of the key characters of the series, Jenna Wade, was notably played by Priscilla Presley.
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