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Origin and Meaning of Jalen

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Jalen means "Calm".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name, a modern American coinage, also spelled Jaylen.

Notable Persons Named Jalen

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


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


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


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


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


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jalen

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


How popular is the baby name Jalen in the U.S.?

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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 3,253 132 3,121
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 1,341 60 1,281
2008 1,105 51 1,054
2009 883 36 847
2010 757 37 720
2011 732 25 707
2012 595 15 580
2013 565 21 544
2014 503 20 483
2015 478 10 468
2016 492 11 481
2017 453 6 447
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International Interest for Jalen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Jalen as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Jalen

  • How Popular is the name Jalen? Jalen is the 1,200th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jalen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,665 babies born with the first name Jalen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jalen to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jalen ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 83 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2002.
  • 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 Ajenl. How do you pronounce that?

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