Jenifer

First Name
25k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
614
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jenifer

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from India, the name Jenifer is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "BEAUTIFUL GIRL".
  • A user from India says the name Jenifer is of English origin and means "Jesus never fails".
  • According to a user from India, the name Jenifer is of English origin and means "White wave".
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Wiktionary

From the Cornish form of the Welsh Gwenhwyfar, from gwen, meaning fair, white, and [g]hwyf[ar], meaning smooth; the Welsh equivalent of the Irish Fionnbharr, derived from Gaelic fionn (white, fair) and barr (head).

  1. A female given name, a less common form of Jennifer.

Notable Persons Named Jenifer

Jenifer Lewis is an actress, comedian, and singer. She was most active from 1979 to present. Jenifer was given the name Jenifer Jeanette Lewis on January 25th, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Jenifer is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been prominent since 2001. Jenifer was given the name Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli on November 15th, 1982 in Nice.

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Jenifer was born on October 18th, 1988.

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Jenifer was born in 1963. She breathed her last breath in 2003.

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Jenifer Alcorn is a boxer. Jenifer was born on July 15th, 1970.

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Jenifer Branning is a lawyer and politician. Jenifer was born on March 13th, 1979 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jenifer

Jenifer is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been prominent since 2001. Jenifer was given the name Jenifer Yaël Dadouche-Bartoli on November 15th, 1982 in Nice.

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Darryl Jenifer is a hardcore punk musician. He plays Bass guitar.

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Franklyn was born on March 26th, 1939.

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Trevon was born on September 7th, 1988 in La Plata, Maryland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1933 6 6 0
1934 7 7 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 14 14 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 28 28 0
1943 19 19 0
1944 26 26 0
1945 46 46 0
1946 61 61 0
1947 50 50 0
1948 68 68 0
1949 71 71 0
1950 88 88 0
1951 88 88 0
1952 87 87 0
1953 118 118 0
1954 106 106 0
1955 106 106 0
1956 147 147 0
1957 162 162 0
1958 234 234 0
1959 208 208 0
1960 240 240 0
1961 287 287 0
1962 308 308 0
1963 294 294 0
1964 331 326 5
1965 341 341 0
1966 331 331 0
1967 305 305 0
1968 487 487 0
1969 572 572 0
1970 737 737 0
1971 782 782 0
1972 913 913 0
1973 913 913 0
1974 922 922 0
1975 838 838 0
1976 773 773 0
1977 814 814 0
1978 763 763 0
1979 714 714 0
1980 724 724 0
1981 706 706 0
1982 722 722 0
1983 647 647 0
1984 607 607 0
1985 612 606 6
1986 455 455 0
1987 452 447 5
1988 381 381 0
1989 363 357 6
1990 357 357 0
1991 360 360 0
1992 328 328 0
1993 262 262 0
1994 289 289 0
1995 291 291 0
1996 242 242 0
1997 299 299 0
1998 279 279 0
1999 355 355 0
2000 326 326 0
2001 311 311 0
2002 354 354 0
2003 353 353 0
2004 308 308 0
2005 298 298 0
2006 258 258 0
2007 250 250 0
2008 227 227 0
2009 142 142 0
2010 121 121 0
2011 74 74 0
2012 75 75 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 36 36 0
2015 31 31 0
2016 22 22 0
2017 16 16 0

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Popularity of Jenifer as a first name

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Popularity of Jenifer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jenifer U.S.
  White 10.75% 64.26%
  African American 82.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jenifer

People with the last name Jenifer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jenifer

  • How Popular is the name Jenifer? Jenifer is the 1,506th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jenifer was the 36,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jenifer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,426 babies born with the first name Jenifer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jenifer to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jenifer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jenifer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jenifer is Friday, June 25th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Jenifer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jenifer was in 1974 with a total of 922 babies.
  • Random Jenifer Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jenifer ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 29 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Jenifer: Your name in reverse order is Refinej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrijefe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jenifer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 614 people with the last name Jenifer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jenifer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jenifer as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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