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1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jennifer

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #17 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Jennifer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1916 5 5 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 7 7 0
1923 9 9 0
1924 11 11 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 10 10 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 26 26 0
1932 25 25 0
1933 30 30 0
1934 41 41 0
1935 36 36 0
1936 42 42 0
1937 38 38 0
1938 52 52 0
1939 62 62 0
1940 102 102 0
1941 136 136 0
1942 199 199 0
1943 337 337 0
1944 686 686 0
1945 986 986 0
1946 1,739 1,733 6
1947 2,013 2,013 0
1948 1,881 1,881 0
1949 2,623 2,623 0
1950 2,811 2,802 9
1951 2,982 2,973 9
1952 3,537 3,531 6
1953 3,384 3,376 8
1954 3,970 3,960 10
1955 4,127 4,127 0
1956 4,719 4,711 8 #97 girl name
1957 5,494 5,482 12 #86 girl name
1958 5,894 5,881 13 #81 girl name
1959 6,242 6,232 10 #78 girl name
1960 7,256 7,243 13 #61 girl name
1961 9,296 9,265 31 #47 girl name
1962 11,004 10,980 24 #41 girl name
1963 11,785 11,760 25 #36 girl name
1964 12,994 12,960 34 #31 girl name
1965 15,245 15,211 34 #20 girl name
1966 18,269 18,217 52 #10 girl name
1967 18,306 18,239 67 #10 girl name
1968 26,915 26,849 66 #4 girl name
1969 33,803 33,705 98 #3 girl name
1970 46,279 46,160 119 #1 girl name
1971 56,979 56,785 194 #1 girl name
1972 63,800 63,610 190 #1 girl name
1973 62,675 62,455 220 #1 girl name
1974 63,301 63,116 185 #1 girl name
1975 58,411 58,186 225 #1 girl name
1976 59,678 59,478 200 #1 girl name
1977 59,144 58,965 179 #1 girl name
1978 56,519 56,316 203 #1 girl name
1979 56,926 56,720 206 #1 girl name
1980 58,591 58,381 210 #1 girl name
1981 57,235 57,043 192 #1 girl name
1982 57,292 57,109 183 #1 girl name
1983 54,532 54,336 196 #1 girl name
1984 50,766 50,562 204 #1 girl name
1985 42,810 42,649 161 #3 girl name
1986 36,344 36,181 163 #4 girl name
1987 32,807 32,694 113 #4 girl name
1988 28,000 27,886 114 #5 girl name
1989 24,141 23,995 146 #7 girl name
1990 22,306 22,219 87 #8 girl name
1991 20,737 20,671 66 #8 girl name
1992 17,877 17,819 58 #11 girl name
1993 15,798 15,748 50 #15 girl name
1994 14,041 13,997 44 #17 girl name
1995 12,740 12,685 55 #18 girl name
1996 11,762 11,727 35 #19 girl name
1997 11,875 11,838 37 #18 girl name
1998 10,714 10,688 26 #20 girl name
1999 10,639 10,611 28 #21 girl name
2000 9,416 9,384 32 #26 girl name
2001 8,947 8,921 26 #26 girl name
2002 8,564 8,537 27 #28 girl name
2003 7,582 7,564 18 #31 girl name
2004 6,564 6,541 23 #38 girl name
2005 5,848 5,833 15 #42 girl name
2006 5,283 5,267 16 #51 girl name
2007 4,655 4,648 7 #64 girl name
2008 3,806 3,791 15 #84 girl name
2009 2,991 2,986 5
2010 2,624 2,618 6
2011 2,283 2,277 6
2012 1,927 1,922 5
2013 1,688 1,688 0
2014 1,524 1,518 6
2015 1,275 1,275 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Jennifer baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,468,898 babies born with the name Jennifer in the United States. That's more than enough Jennifers to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jennifer" was in 1972 with a total of 63,610 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennifers)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jennifer" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 1,765 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 59,678 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Jennifer

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

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jennifer was born in 1990 as Jennifer Shrader Lawrence in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an actress, author, dancer, and fashion designer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Jennifer was born in 1969 as Jennifer Lynn Lopez in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is an actress, director, producer, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Jennifer was born in 1969 as Jennifer Joanna Aniston in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt is an actress, television producer, author, and television director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Jennifer was born in 1979 in Waco, Texas, United States.

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is an actress and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Jennifer was born in 1972 as Jennifer Anne Garner in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Jennifer was born in 1970 as Jennifer Lynn Connelly in Cairo, New York, U.S.

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is a singer, actress, and spokeswoman specializing in R&B, soul, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jennifer was born in 1981 as Jennifer Kate Hudson in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals is an actress model (former) with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Jennifer was born in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jennifer

Jennifer Convertibles
Jennifer Pfautch

Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

F is for fun, your zest for life!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Refinnej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rjfnieen". 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 Jennifer born Feb 10, 2000

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 Northern Africa approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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