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Popularity
1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jennifer

Gender: Girl. Ranked #17 most popular

What does the name "Jennifer" mean?

Jennifer (English): Fair Phantom or White Wave

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

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

F is for fancy, never just plain you!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Your name in reverse order is "Refinnej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Refnijne". 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.

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



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Want to know about the populiarty of Jennifer? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,467,573 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 first appeared 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 63,606 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennifers)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jennifer" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 266 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 10,638 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Jennifer popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jennifer in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jennifer

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an actress with the most prominent portion of their 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, fashion designer, producer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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, television director, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their 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 their career being from 1995 to present. Jennifer was born in 1972 as Jennifer Anne Garner in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is an actress, comedian, model, author, activist, and talk show host with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1993 to present. Jenny was born in 1972 as Jennifer Ann McCarthy in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Past life for Jennifer born Jul 28, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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