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Jenna

First Name
144k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
121
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Jenna mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jenna

"Jenna" is a name of English origin, and it means "Fair Phantom". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

A fanciful variant of Jenny, in regular use since the 1970s.

  1. A female given name.

Jenna was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Jenna

Jenna Fischer is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Jenna was given the name Regina Marie Fischer on March 7th, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Jenna Coleman is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to present. Jenna was given the name Jenna-Louise Coleman on April 27th, 1986 in Blackpool.

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Jenna Dewan is an actress, dancer, and businesswoman. She has been prominent since 2002. Jenna was given the name Jenna Lee Dewan on December 3rd, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Jenna Elfman is an actress and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Jenna was given the name Jennifer Mary Butala on September 30th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jenna Bush Hager is a teacher, author, and correspondent. Jenna was given the name Jenna Welch Bush by her parents George W. Bush and Laura Bush on November 25th, 1981 in Dallas. Jenna is also known as Jenna Bush.

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Jenna Ushkowitz is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Jenna was given the name Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz on April 28th, 1986 in Seoul. Jenna is also known as Ushkowitz and Jenna Noelle.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jenna

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Andrea Jenna is a notable person.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 5 5 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 10 10 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 9 9 0
1925 5 5 0
1926 10 10 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 14 14 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 29 29 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 22 22 0
1950 21 21 0
1951 22 22 0
1952 21 21 0
1953 31 31 0
1954 28 28 0
1955 31 31 0
1956 28 28 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 23 23 0
1959 39 39 0
1960 33 33 0
1961 55 55 0
1962 63 63 0
1963 56 56 0
1964 60 60 0
1965 55 55 0
1966 60 60 0
1967 55 55 0
1968 69 69 0
1969 114 114 0
1970 108 108 0
1971 152 152 0
1972 304 304 0
1973 591 591 0
1974 469 469 0
1975 502 502 0
1976 484 484 0
1977 532 532 0
1978 462 462 0
1979 623 623 0
1980 1,074 1,074 0
1981 1,364 1,359 5
1982 1,019 1,011 8
1983 1,168 1,168 0
1984 5,898 5,879 19 #54 girl name
1985 6,452 6,433 19 #50 girl name
1986 5,438 5,417 21 #55 girl name
1987 5,327 5,303 24 #57 girl name
1988 4,625 4,608 17 #66 girl name
1989 4,350 4,337 13 #71 girl name
1990 3,964 3,957 7 #81 girl name
1991 4,469 4,457 12 #80 girl name
1992 5,103 5,090 13 #67 girl name
1993 4,884 4,879 5 #70 girl name
1994 4,604 4,593 11 #80 girl name
1995 4,252 4,252 0 #84 girl name
1996 4,286 4,286 0 #83 girl name
1997 4,422 4,422 0 #76 girl name
1998 4,864 4,864 0 #65 girl name
1999 5,048 5,043 5 #61 girl name
2000 5,053 5,045 8 #63 girl name
2001 6,148 6,142 6 #45 girl name
2002 5,671 5,664 7 #47 girl name
2003 5,367 5,351 16 #54 girl name
2004 5,202 5,175 27 #56 girl name
2005 4,799 4,793 6 #62 girl name
2006 3,947 3,939 8 #88 girl name
2007 3,301 3,301 0
2008 3,239 3,239 0
2009 2,634 2,634 0
2010 2,222 2,222 0
2011 1,840 1,840 0
2012 1,521 1,521 0
2013 1,413 1,413 0
2014 1,232 1,232 0
2015 1,080 1,080 0
2016 883 883 0

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Popularity of Jenna as a first name

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Popularity of Jenna as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jenna U.S.
  White 90.08% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jenna

People with the last name Jenna are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jenna

  • How Popular is the name Jenna? Jenna is the 492nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jenna was the 138,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jenna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 143,686 babies born with the first name Jenna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jenna to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jenna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jenna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jenna is Saturday, January 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Jenna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jenna was in 1985 with a total of 6,433 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jenna!
  • Random Jenna Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jenna ranks 62nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 14 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Jenna: Your name in reverse order is Annej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njaen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jenna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Jenna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jenna? Jenna is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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