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91k
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since 1880

Jenny

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • #670 All Time
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127k Jennie (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 13 0
1881 15 15 0
1882 16 16 0
1883 11 11 0
1884 17 17 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 16 16 0
1887 18 18 0
1888 24 24 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 17 17 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 27 27 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 25 25 0
1895 23 23 0
1896 29 29 0
1897 23 23 0
1898 25 25 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 39 39 0
1901 26 26 0
1902 24 24 0
1903 29 29 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 35 35 0
1907 45 45 0
1908 35 35 0
1909 39 39 0
1910 41 41 0
1911 41 41 0
1912 72 72 0
1913 80 80 0
1914 84 84 0
1915 106 106 0
1916 136 136 0
1917 131 131 0
1918 142 142 0
1919 146 146 0
1920 188 188 0
1921 178 178 0
1922 174 174 0
1923 189 189 0
1924 212 212 0
1925 207 201 6
1926 211 211 0
1927 227 222 5
1928 190 185 5
1929 216 203 13
1930 236 236 0
1931 232 222 10
1932 207 199 8
1933 225 219 6
1934 156 156 0
1935 194 186 8
1936 173 173 0
1937 184 176 8
1938 196 196 0
1939 185 173 12
1940 248 239 9
1941 258 246 12
1942 289 273 16
1943 310 293 17
1944 306 296 10
1945 310 302 8
1946 405 396 9
1947 548 534 14
1948 474 466 8
1949 541 535 6
1950 575 568 7
1951 668 660 8
1952 784 778 6
1953 754 754 0
1954 836 827 9
1955 766 758 8
1956 768 760 8
1957 1,127 1,119 8
1958 1,217 1,204 13
1959 1,286 1,274 12
1960 1,361 1,352 9
1961 1,259 1,250 9
1962 1,405 1,395 10
1963 1,302 1,302 0
1964 1,145 1,145 0
1965 994 986 8
1966 866 858 8
1967 776 768 8
1968 865 858 7
1969 1,039 1,039 0
1970 1,418 1,411 7
1971 2,258 2,237 21
1972 2,644 2,635 9
1973 2,072 2,067 5
1974 2,144 2,129 15
1975 2,069 2,061 8
1976 2,438 2,427 11
1977 2,699 2,687 12
1978 2,629 2,619 10
1979 2,644 2,628 16
1980 2,663 2,645 18
1981 2,416 2,401 15
1982 2,468 2,455 13
1983 2,261 2,248 13
1984 2,150 2,137 13
1985 1,818 1,808 10
1986 1,643 1,630 13
1987 1,713 1,700 13
1988 1,419 1,401 18
1989 1,294 1,288 6
1990 1,349 1,338 11
1991 1,267 1,262 5
1992 1,140 1,140 0
1993 1,019 1,019 0
1994 987 982 5
1995 989 979 10
1996 1,012 1,012 0
1997 874 874 0
1998 777 777 0
1999 758 758 0
2000 826 826 0
2001 810 810 0
2002 840 840 0
2003 709 709 0
2004 685 685 0
2005 611 611 0
2006 666 666 0
2007 616 616 0
2008 511 511 0
2009 406 406 0
2010 350 350 0
2011 361 361 0
2012 308 308 0
2013 335 335 0
2014 334 334 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Jenny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,551 babies born with the name Jenny in the United States. That's more than enough Jennies to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jenny" was in 1977 with a total of 2,687 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jennies)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jenny" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 16 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 1,818 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 "Jenny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jenny as well as things modernly associated with the name Jenny such as celebrities named Jenny.

English

Origin and Meaning of Jenny

The name "Jenny" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Jennifer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Jenny was born in 1976 as Jennifer Diane Lewis in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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Jenny Agutter

Jenny was born in 1952 as Jennifer Ann Agutter in Taunton, United Kingdom.

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Jenny Frost

Jenny Frost is a singer, dancer, model, and television presenter specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to 2012. Jenny was born in 1978 as Jennifer Frost in Wallasey, Merseyside, England.

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Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson is a swimmer. Jenny was born in 1973 in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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Jenny Seagrove

Jenny Seagrove is an actress and political activist. Jenny was born in 1957 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ynnej". 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 Jenny born Dec 10, 2015

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 Portugal approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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