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Popularity
1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jennifer

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1916550
1919660
1920770
1921550
1922770
1923990
192411110
1925990
192610100
1927550
1928770
192917170
193017170
193126260
193225250
193330300
193441410
193536360
193642420
193738380
193852520
193962620
19401021020
19411361360
19421991990
19433373370
19446866860
19459869860
19461,7391,7336
19472,0132,0130
19481,8811,8810
19492,6212,6210
19502,8112,8029
19512,9822,9739
19523,5383,5326
19533,3843,3768
19543,9703,96010
19554,1274,1270
19564,7204,7128#97 girl name
19575,4935,48112#86 girl name
19585,8935,88013#81 girl name
19596,2426,23210#78 girl name
19607,2557,24213#61 girl name
19619,2979,26631#47 girl name
196211,00410,98024#41 girl name
196311,78611,76125#36 girl name
196412,99312,95934#31 girl name
196515,24515,21134#20 girl name
196618,26818,21652#10 girl name
196718,30518,23867#10 girl name
196826,91626,85066#4 girl name
196933,80333,70598#3 girl name
197046,27946,160119#1 girl name
197156,98056,786194#1 girl name
197263,79663,606190#1 girl name
197362,67462,454220#1 girl name
197463,29663,111185#1 girl name
197558,41058,185225#1 girl name
197659,67959,479200#1 girl name
197759,13958,960179#1 girl name
197856,51456,311203#1 girl name
197956,92156,715206#1 girl name
198058,59558,385210#1 girl name
198157,23357,041192#1 girl name
198257,29257,109183#1 girl name
198354,53254,336196#1 girl name
198450,76350,559204#1 girl name
198542,81042,649161#3 girl name
198636,34436,181163#4 girl name
198732,80632,693113#4 girl name
198827,99927,885114#5 girl name
198924,13723,991146#7 girl name
199022,30822,22187#8 girl name
199120,73520,66966#8 girl name
199217,87517,81758#11 girl name
199315,79815,74850#15 girl name
199414,04113,99744#17 girl name
199512,74012,68555#18 girl name
199611,76311,72835#19 girl name
199711,87411,83737#18 girl name
199810,71310,68726#20 girl name
199910,63810,61028#21 girl name
20009,4179,38532#26 girl name
20018,9468,92026#26 girl name
20028,5638,53627#28 girl name
20037,5827,56418#31 girl name
20046,5646,54123#38 girl name
20055,8475,83215#42 girl name
20065,2815,26516#51 girl name
20074,6554,6487#64 girl name
20083,8063,79115#84 girl name
20092,9912,9865
20102,6222,6166
20112,2822,2766
20121,9261,9215
20131,6881,6880
20141,5201,5146

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 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jennifer" ranks #20 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 46 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 22,308 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 jubilant, the upbeat you!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for interest, you show in others.

F is for future, always looking ahead.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for relax, you know how!

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

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jennifer

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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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is an actress, comedian, model, and author with the most prominent portion of her 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 Apr 11, 1967

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 1025. 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. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Jennifer

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