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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 0 5
1977 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1986 5 0 5
1988 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
1991 15 0 15
1992 642 30 612
1993 1,468 76 1,392
1994 1,770 72 1,698
1995 1,474 78 1,396
1996 1,429 62 1,367
1997 1,059 47 1,012
1998 1,687 100 1,587
1999 2,158 121 2,037
2000 3,680 167 3,513
2001 3,252 132 3,120
2002 2,801 115 2,686
2003 2,738 118 2,620
2004 2,126 104 2,022
2005 1,786 79 1,707
2006 1,645 54 1,591
2007 1,340 59 1,281
2008 1,105 51 1,054
2009 883 36 847
2010 756 37 719
2011 732 25 707
2012 594 15 579
2013 564 20 544
2014 503 20 483
2015 478 10 468

Fun Facts about the name Jalen

  • How many people with the first name Jalen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,715 babies born with the first name Jalen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jalen to occupy the country of Liechtenstein with an estimated population of 36,476 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jalen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Jalen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jalen was in 2000 with a total of 3,513 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jalen!
  • Random Jalen Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jalen ranks 57th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 102 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Jalen: Your name in reverse order is Nelaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anlej. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Jalen as a first name

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Popularity of Jalen as a last name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Jalen

The name "Jalen" is of American origin, and it means "Combination of Jay and Allen". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. A male given name, a modern American coinage, also spelled Jaylen.

Notable Persons With the Name Jalen

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose is a basketball player for the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and Phoenix Suns. He was most active from 1994 to 2007. Jalen was born on January 30th, 1973 in Detroit.


Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey is a football player. Jalen was born on October 24th, 1994 in Smyrna, Tennessee.


Jalen Hurd

Jalen Hurd is a football player. Jalen was born on January 23rd, 1996 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson is a basketball player. Jalen was born on August 31st, 1996 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Jalen Mills

Jalen Mills is an athlete. Jalen was born on April 6th, 1994 in DeSoto, Texas.


Jalen Collins

Jalen Collins is an athlete for the Atlanta Falcons. Jalen was born on March 20th, 1993 in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Jalen Robinson
    (soccer player)
  • Jalen Parmele
    (football player)
  • Jalen Cannon
    (basketball player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jalen

Janez Jalen

Janez Jalen was an influential individual. Janez was born on May 26th, 1891. He passed away on April 12th, 1966.


What does the name Jalen mean?

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

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