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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 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 2,621 2,621 0
1950 2,811 2,802 9
1951 2,982 2,973 9
1952 3,538 3,532 6
1953 3,384 3,376 8
1954 3,970 3,960 10
1955 4,127 4,127 0
1956 4,720 4,712 8 #97 girl name
1957 5,493 5,481 12 #86 girl name
1958 5,893 5,880 13 #81 girl name
1959 6,242 6,232 10 #78 girl name
1960 7,255 7,242 13 #61 girl name
1961 9,297 9,266 31 #47 girl name
1962 11,004 10,980 24 #41 girl name
1963 11,786 11,761 25 #36 girl name
1964 12,993 12,959 34 #31 girl name
1965 15,245 15,211 34 #20 girl name
1966 18,268 18,216 52 #10 girl name
1967 18,305 18,238 67 #10 girl name
1968 26,916 26,850 66 #4 girl name
1969 33,803 33,705 98 #3 girl name
1970 46,279 46,160 119 #1 girl name
1971 56,980 56,786 194 #1 girl name
1972 63,796 63,606 190 #1 girl name
1973 62,674 62,454 220 #1 girl name
1974 63,296 63,111 185 #1 girl name
1975 58,410 58,185 225 #1 girl name
1976 59,679 59,479 200 #1 girl name
1977 59,139 58,960 179 #1 girl name
1978 56,514 56,311 203 #1 girl name
1979 56,921 56,715 206 #1 girl name
1980 58,595 58,385 210 #1 girl name
1981 57,233 57,041 192 #1 girl name
1982 57,292 57,109 183 #1 girl name
1983 54,532 54,336 196 #1 girl name
1984 50,763 50,559 204 #1 girl name
1985 42,810 42,649 161 #3 girl name
1986 36,344 36,181 163 #4 girl name
1987 32,806 32,693 113 #4 girl name
1988 27,999 27,885 114 #5 girl name
1989 24,137 23,991 146 #7 girl name
1990 22,308 22,221 87 #8 girl name
1991 20,735 20,669 66 #8 girl name
1992 17,875 17,817 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 11,763 11,728 35 #19 girl name
1997 11,874 11,837 37 #18 girl name
1998 10,713 10,687 26 #20 girl name
1999 10,638 10,610 28 #21 girl name
2000 9,417 9,385 32 #26 girl name
2001 8,946 8,920 26 #26 girl name
2002 8,563 8,536 27 #28 girl name
2003 7,582 7,564 18 #31 girl name
2004 6,564 6,541 23 #38 girl name
2005 5,847 5,832 15 #42 girl name
2006 5,281 5,265 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 2,622 2,616 6
2011 2,282 2,276 6
2012 1,926 1,921 5
2013 1,688 1,688 0
2014 1,520 1,514 6

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 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 63,606 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennifers)

According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jennifer" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 301 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of 15,798 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.

English

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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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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Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Your name in reverse order is "Refinnej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Njenefri". 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 Apr 5, 2014

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 New Zealand approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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