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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Janifer

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Janifer is of American origin and means "God's Precious Gift".
  • A user from Australia says the name Janifer is of Welsh origin and means "Fair and smooth. Derivation of Guinevere".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Janifer

Laurence was given the name Laurence M. Harris on March 17th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He passed away on July 10th, 2002.


Sr. was born on March 13th, 1886 in Virginia. He died on November 14th, 1950.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Janifer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Janifer U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 91.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Janifer

People with the last name Janifer are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Janifer

  • How Popular is the name Janifer? Janifer is the 20,885th most popular name of all time. As a last name Janifer was the 103,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Janifer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 326 babies born with the first name Janifer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janifer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Janifer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Janifer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Janifer is Tuesday, February 18th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Janifer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Janifer was in 1964 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Janifer: Your name in reverse order is Refinaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enafijr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Janifer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 174 people with the last name Janifer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Janifer? Janifer is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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