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[jen-uh-fer] /ˈdʒɛn ə fər/
a female given name, form of Guinevere. Unabridged
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  • Labelling himself a rapist and now a killer, jack once again began pushing Jennifer away.
  • Jennifer accepted his apologies but insisted on seeing her plan through.
  • Jennifer eventually found her way to the island, and gave birth to a son named jack jr.
Word Origin and History for Jennifer

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, from gwen "fair, white" + (g)wyf "smooth, yielding." The most popular name for girls born in America 1970-1984; all but unknown there before 1938. Also attested as a surname from late 13c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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