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163k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jeanette

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a Scottish diminutive of Jean, or an anglicized form of Jeannette or Jeannett.

Jeanette was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Jeanette

Janet Leigh was an actress. Her career lasted from 1947 to 2004. Janet was given the name Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6th, 1927 in Merced, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 3rd, 2004.

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Jeanette Nolan was an actress. Her career lasted from 1932 to 1998. Jeanette was born on December 30th, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 5th, 1998.

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Jeanette Winterson OBE is a fiction, children's fiction, journalism, science fiction, and children's literature writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Jeanette was born on August 27th, 1959 in Manchester, England.

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Jeanette MacDonald was an actress/singer. She was most prominent from 1909 to present. Jeanette was given the name Jeanette Anna MacDonald on June 18th, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on January 14th, 1965.

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Victoria Shaw was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1978. Victoria was given the name Jeanette Ann Lavina Mary Elizabeth Elphick on May 25th, 1935 in Sydney. She left this life on August 17th, 1988.

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Jeanette was born on December 5th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jeanette

Jeanette is a pop, electropop, ballad, and rock musician. She was most prominent from 1968 to 1968. Jeanette was given the name Janette Anne Dimech on October 10th, 1951.

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Karl Jeanette is an athlete for the La Gauloise de Basse-Terre.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 55 55 0
1881 36 36 0
1882 64 64 0
1883 63 63 0
1884 73 73 0
1885 76 76 0
1886 83 83 0
1887 85 85 0
1888 126 126 0
1889 106 106 0
1890 129 129 0
1891 101 101 0
1892 129 129 0
1893 142 142 0
1894 152 152 0
1895 167 167 0
1896 172 172 0
1897 158 158 0
1898 191 191 0
1899 162 162 0
1900 233 233 0
1901 161 161 0
1902 198 198 0
1903 198 198 0
1904 221 221 0
1905 243 243 0
1906 269 269 0
1907 294 294 0
1908 304 304 0
1909 317 317 0
1910 382 382 0
1911 444 444 0
1912 623 623 0
1913 734 734 0
1914 977 977 0
1915 1,273 1,273 0
1916 1,522 1,522 0
1917 1,638 1,638 0
1918 1,779 1,774 5
1919 1,773 1,767 6
1920 2,043 2,043 0
1921 2,106 2,096 10
1922 2,005 2,005 0
1923 2,029 2,029 0
1924 2,066 2,066 0
1925 1,927 1,920 7
1926 1,879 1,871 8
1927 1,977 1,969 8
1928 1,953 1,944 9
1929 1,848 1,840 8
1930 2,444 2,434 10
1931 2,244 2,235 9
1932 2,299 2,289 10
1933 2,234 2,222 12
1934 2,305 2,293 12
1935 2,308 2,290 18
1936 2,565 2,552 13 #94 girl name
1937 2,757 2,742 15 #90 girl name
1938 2,811 2,802 9 #91 girl name
1939 2,901 2,892 9 #82 girl name
1940 2,736 2,727 9 #90 girl name
1941 2,604 2,596 8 #98 girl name
1942 2,699 2,687 12
1943 2,564 2,554 10
1944 2,266 2,256 10
1945 2,060 2,053 7
1946 2,418 2,411 7
1947 2,605 2,600 5
1948 2,337 2,329 8
1949 2,516 2,510 6
1950 2,418 2,413 5
1951 2,552 2,543 9
1952 2,581 2,581 0
1953 2,616 2,609 7
1954 2,488 2,488 0
1955 2,376 2,376 0
1956 2,345 2,338 7
1957 2,303 2,297 6
1958 2,102 2,095 7
1959 2,251 2,245 6
1960 2,649 2,649 0
1961 2,567 2,556 11
1962 2,619 2,611 8
1963 2,574 2,569 5
1964 2,389 2,380 9
1965 2,073 2,068 5
1966 1,972 1,964 8
1967 1,859 1,852 7
1968 1,757 1,752 5
1969 1,696 1,686 10
1970 1,732 1,724 8
1971 1,685 1,677 8
1972 1,500 1,494 6
1973 1,370 1,362 8
1974 1,337 1,326 11
1975 1,165 1,160 5
1976 1,133 1,128 5
1977 1,072 1,066 6
1978 1,033 1,027 6
1979 1,014 1,007 7
1980 1,033 1,026 7
1981 1,093 1,088 5
1982 939 939 0
1983 926 917 9
1984 877 872 5
1985 939 934 5
1986 1,123 1,111 12
1987 1,077 1,065 12
1988 980 975 5
1989 1,026 1,015 11
1990 989 989 0
1991 1,061 1,052 9
1992 853 846 7
1993 679 679 0
1994 558 558 0
1995 484 479 5
1996 452 452 0
1997 389 389 0
1998 309 309 0
1999 295 295 0
2000 292 292 0
2001 275 275 0
2002 222 222 0
2003 220 220 0
2004 189 189 0
2005 167 167 0
2006 173 173 0
2007 129 129 0
2008 140 140 0
2009 126 126 0
2010 120 120 0
2011 117 117 0
2012 106 106 0
2013 106 106 0
2014 102 102 0
2015 97 97 0
2016 78 78 0
2017 88 88 0

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Popularity of Jeanette as a first name

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Popularity of Jeanette as a last name

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Common last names for Jeanette

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  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Clark

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jeanette U.S.
  White 83.03% 64.26%
  African American 9.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jeanette

People with the last name Jeanette are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jeanette

  • How Popular is the name Jeanette? Jeanette is the 438th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jeanette was the 71,886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jeanette have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 163,416 babies born with the first name Jeanette in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jeanette to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jeanette? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 55 new born babies.
  • When was Jeanette first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jeanette is Monday, June 7th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Jeanette born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jeanette was in 1939 with a total of 2,892 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jeanette!
  • Random Jeanette Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jeanette ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 133 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Jeanette: Your name in reverse order is Ettenaej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eneajtet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jeanette? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 271 people with the last name Jeanette.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jeanette? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jeanette as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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