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Jenna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Fair Phantom
  • #486 All Time
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< 1k Jen (English)

How popular is the name "Jenna" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 5 5 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 10 10 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 9 9 0
1925 5 5 0
1926 10 10 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 14 14 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 29 29 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 22 22 0
1950 21 21 0
1951 22 22 0
1952 21 21 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 28 28 0
1955 31 31 0
1956 28 28 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 23 23 0
1959 39 39 0
1960 33 33 0
1961 55 55 0
1962 63 63 0
1963 56 56 0
1964 60 60 0
1965 55 55 0
1966 61 61 0
1967 55 55 0
1968 69 69 0
1969 114 114 0
1970 108 108 0
1971 152 152 0
1972 304 304 0
1973 591 591 0
1974 469 469 0
1975 502 502 0
1976 484 484 0
1977 532 532 0
1978 462 462 0
1979 623 623 0
1980 1,074 1,074 0
1981 1,364 1,359 5
1982 1,019 1,011 8
1983 1,168 1,168 0
1984 5,896 5,877 19 #54 girl name
1985 6,452 6,433 19 #50 girl name
1986 5,435 5,414 21 #55 girl name
1987 5,327 5,303 24 #57 girl name
1988 4,624 4,607 17 #66 girl name
1989 4,352 4,339 13 #71 girl name
1990 3,965 3,958 7 #81 girl name
1991 4,469 4,457 12 #80 girl name
1992 5,103 5,090 13 #67 girl name
1993 4,884 4,879 5 #71 girl name
1994 4,604 4,593 11 #80 girl name
1995 4,252 4,252 0 #84 girl name
1996 4,287 4,287 0 #83 girl name
1997 4,421 4,421 0 #76 girl name
1998 4,864 4,864 0 #65 girl name
1999 5,047 5,042 5 #61 girl name
2000 5,053 5,045 8 #63 girl name
2001 6,148 6,142 6 #45 girl name
2002 5,670 5,663 7 #47 girl name
2003 5,367 5,351 16 #54 girl name
2004 5,201 5,174 27 #56 girl name
2005 4,799 4,793 6 #62 girl name
2006 3,944 3,936 8 #88 girl name
2007 3,301 3,301 0
2008 3,239 3,239 0
2009 2,629 2,629 0
2010 2,221 2,221 0
2011 1,837 1,837 0
2012 1,519 1,519 0
2013 1,410 1,410 0
2014 1,223 1,223 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Jenna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,692 babies born with the name Jenna in the United States. That's more than enough Jennas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jenna" was in 1985 with a total of 6,433 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennas)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jenna" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 227 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 6,452 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jenna popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jenna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jenna as well as things modernly associated with the name Jenna such as celebrities named Jenna.

English

Origin and Meaning of Jenna

The name "Jenna" is of English origin, and it means "Fair Phantom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson is an adult biography. Jenna was born in 1974 as Jenna Marie Massoli in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan is an actress, dancer, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jenna was born in 1980 as Jenna Lee Dewan in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer is an actress and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Jenna was born in 1974 as Regina Marie Fischer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman is an actress/producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Jenna was born in 1971 as Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California.

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Jenna Ushkowitz

Jenna Ushkowitz is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Jenna was born in 1986 as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz in Seoul, South Korea.

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Jenna von Oy

Jenna von Oy is an actress and singer. Jenna was born in 1977 as Jennifer Jean von Oy in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Annej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jnean". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jenna born Jan 19, 1992

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1850. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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