The name could either be from the Cornish form of Jane or from the Finnish which is a contraction of Johanna. The name exploded in popularity in the 1980s due to its similarity to the popular Jennifer. Currently, Jenna is the 94th most popular female name in British Columbia, Canada, (2010). Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 141 (United States, 2010)
  • # 201 (the Netherlands, 2010)
  • # 328 (France, 2010)
Currently, the name is borne by former First Daughter, Jenna Bush Hager (b.1981).