Jelani

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
107
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jelani

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  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Jelani is of Swahili origin and means "Mighty and Powerful".
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Notable Persons Named Jelani

Jelani Cobb is a writer, author, and educator. Jelani was born on August 21st, 1969 in Queens, New York.

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Jelani Jenkins is an athlete for the Miami Dolphins. Jelani was born on March 13th, 1992 in Rockville, Maryland.

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Jelani McCoy is a basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics, Long Beach Jam, Jiangsu Nangang Dragons, Reggio Calabria, Azovmash Mariupol, Menorca Bàsquet, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Atlanta Hawks. Jelani was born on December 6th, 1977 in Oakland, California.

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Jelani was born on December 26th, 1975.

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Jelani Peters is an athlete for the St. Ann's Rangers F.C.

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Jelani Blair is a sports team member for the Stony Stratford Town F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jelani

Mohamed El Jelani is an athlete for the Alassiouty Sport.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1973 36 0 36
1974 53 0 53
1975 52 6 46
1976 55 0 55
1977 69 0 69
1978 61 0 61
1979 66 0 66
1980 77 6 71
1981 59 5 54
1982 61 0 61
1983 38 0 38
1984 64 6 58
1985 38 0 38
1986 38 0 38
1987 62 0 62
1988 70 6 64
1989 70 6 64
1990 87 5 82
1991 121 11 110
1992 108 12 96
1993 112 14 98
1994 113 11 102
1995 127 15 112
1996 138 25 113
1997 140 19 121
1998 173 22 151
1999 124 8 116
2000 156 13 143
2001 140 16 124
2002 148 15 133
2003 155 25 130
2004 140 12 128
2005 117 14 103
2006 127 13 114
2007 97 13 84
2008 112 13 99
2009 117 14 103
2010 108 9 99
2011 123 13 110
2012 100 13 87
2013 90 10 80
2014 79 10 69
2015 104 16 88
2016 122 23 99
2017 132 32 100

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Popularity of Jelani as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jelani U.S.
  White 22.43% 64.26%
  African American 49.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 13.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jelani

People with the last name Jelani are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Jelani

  • How Popular is the name Jelani? Jelani is the 4,099th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jelani was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jelani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,379 babies born with the first name Jelani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jelani to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jelani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 36 new born babies.
  • When was Jelani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jelani is Wednesday, December 10th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Jelani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jelani was in 1998 with a total of 151 babies.
  • Random Jelani Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jelani is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Jelani: Your name in reverse order is Inalej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ienlaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jelani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Jelani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jelani? Jelani 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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