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[jen-uh-fer] /ˈdʒɛn ə fər/

a female given name, form of .

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.


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