If your name is Jennifer, you are always seeking perfection—both in yourself and in the world around you. The amazing thing about you is that you are motivated and strong enough to work to make the perfection happen. Sometimes, you drive so hard towards that perfection that you speak a bit to honestly and candidly, and this can cause misunderstanding. But you are truly generous and kind in nature, so you seek to find ways to make your openness a bit softer and to consider how others around you feel.
You can be amazingly creative and original, which expresses itself in artistic talent. At times, you may be so passionate about the things you like to do that you overdo them a bit, but is just because your emotions and passions are strong and intense. Friendships and relationships are important to you, so others can help you as you help them to find balance and channel your energies appropriately.
The roots of the name Jennifer are found in the name Guinevere of Arthurian legend. (Guinevere was King Arthur’s beautiful wife who had an affair with Sir Lancelot, destroying the peace of Camelot). The name Guinevere is the Norman French version of the old Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, “gwen” meaning “fair/white” and “hwyfar” meaning “smooth.” Jennifer is the Cornish form of Guinevere which has become popular in the English-speaking world.
Did you know that the name Jennifer actually held the #1 position in popular US girls names for fifteen consecutive years (from 1970 to 1984)? It was actually used with frequency beginning in 1938, and became a member of the Top 100 most popular names in the mid-1950s. It has recently begun to slip from super-popular status, but remains a timeless choice for parents of beautiful baby girls. Jenny and Jen are popular pet-name forms.
There are so many famous actresses named Jennifer that it’s hard to name only a few. Superstar Jennifer Aniston tops the list, still best known as TV Friend Rachel Green and former wife of Brad Pitt. Then of course, there’s J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez. And don’t forget Dirty Dancer, Jennifer Grey, or Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, or Jennifer Connelly!