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Jennifer (F)>

Jennifer (female)

Variants:Guinevere (F) Gwenhwyfar (F) Juniper (F)
Diminutive(s):Jen (F) Jenn (F) Jenni (F) Jennie (F) Jenny (F)
Pet Name(s):Jenna (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Gaynor (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

English, from the Welsh Gwenhwyfar, "fair and yielding". Jennifer is a Cornish/Celtic variant of Guinevere, King Arthur's wife.

Gaynor is a medieval variant of Guinevere so we have classed it as a lesser synonym of Jennifer.

Juniper as a given name is possibly associated with Jennifer which ONC suggests was a formative influence on the surname Juniper. We have classed these forenames as "variants" but believe the link to be somewhat tenuous.