Jennings is a unique baby name for boys. With its pleasant lilt and abundant lettering, Jennings has a distinguished sound and produces great nicknames. Jennings is the eponymous protagonist of the beloved children's book series by Anthony Buckeridge, and Jennings is also the place name of several small communities across the United States. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Jennings:

Hebrew, English: God is gracious

Origin of the name Jennings:

Jennings is a classic first name transferred from the common surname. This surname originated from the nickname Jenyn. This nickname was a diminutive of the Middle English name Jen. The name Jen was a medieval interpretation of the given names Johannes or John. Both names derive from the Hebrew name Yochanan (meaning “God is gracious”).

Symbolism of the name Jennings:

Jennings derives from the Middle English name Jenyn (meaning “God is gracious”). During the 14th century, this name became a popular tribute to the Biblical figures John the Baptist and John the Apostle. According to the New Testament, John the Baptist was a Jewish ascetic who baptized Jesus, and John the Apostle was the author of the fourth gospel as well as the Book of Revelation. Symbols of John the Baptist include camel-skinned robes and honey, and symbols of John the Apostle include the edible book, anointed chalice, and inspirational eagle.

baby name Jennings

Style of the name Jennings:

Classic

Gender of the name Jennings:

Jennings is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jennings:

JEHN-ingz

Number of syllables in the name Jennings:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Jennings:

The name Jennings evokes feelings of jubilation and joy.

Alternative spellings for the name Jennings:

  • Jenings
  • Jeannings
  • Jeanes

Nicknames for the name Jennings:

Popularity of the name Jennings:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jennings was the 848th most popular baby name for boys in 1948.

Related names for the name Jennings:

Great middle names for Jennings and their meanings:

  • Amos (borne of God, carried by God)
  • Blaine (yellow)
  • Fane (happy, joyous, wreath, crown)
  • Kean (ancient)
  • Laird (lord of the land)
  • Mylo (soldier)
  • Riordan (royal poet)
  • Roy (red-haired, king)
  • Sampson (sun)
  • Tiernan (little lord)
  • Winston (joy stone)

Famous people with the name Jennings:

  • Jennings Michael Burch (memoir writer)
  • Jennings Brower (actor)
  • Jennings Tyler “JT” Johnson (son of television personality Emily Maynard)
  • Jennings Lang (film producer)
  • Jennings Randolph (senator)
  • Jennings Sturgeon (actor)
  • Jennings Bryan “Ears” Whitworth (football player)
  • Jennings Xu (research and development executive)

Jennings in popular culture:

  • Jenningsof the eponymous children's book series by Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge)
  • Jennings, Louisiana (parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana)