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143k
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121
in the U.S.
in 2010

Jenna

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405 Jen (English)

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 61 61 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 5,897 5,878 19 #54 girl name
1985 6,452 6,433 19 #50 girl name
1986 5,437 5,416 21 #55 girl name
1987 5,326 5,302 24 #57 girl name
1988 4,625 4,608 17 #66 girl name
1989 4,351 4,338 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 4,287 4,287 0 #83 girl name
1997 4,421 4,421 0 #76 girl name
1998 4,864 4,864 0 #65 girl name
1999 5,047 5,042 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 5,201 5,174 27 #56 girl name
2005 4,799 4,793 6 #62 girl name
2006 3,946 3,938 8 #88 girl name
2007 3,301 3,301 0
2008 3,239 3,239 0
2009 2,632 2,632 0
2010 2,221 2,221 0
2011 1,838 1,838 0
2012 1,521 1,521 0
2013 1,411 1,411 0
2014 1,228 1,228 0
2015 1,078 1,078 0

Fun Facts about the name Jenna

  • How many people with the first name Jenna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142,786 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 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jenna ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 198 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1992.
  • 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 Jenna. 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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Common last names for Jenna

  • Brown

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jenna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jenna as well as things modernly associated with the name Jenna such as celebrities named Jenna.

English

Origin and Meaning of Jenna

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

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

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan is an actress, dancer, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jenna was born in 1980 as Jenna Lee Dewan in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer is an actress and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Jenna was born in 1974 as Regina Marie Fischer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman is an actress/producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Jenna was born in 1971 as Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California.

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Jenna von Oy

Jenna von Oy is an actress and singer. Jenna was born in 1977 as Jennifer Jean von Oy in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.

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Jenna Bush

Jenna Bush is a teacherauthorcorrespondent. Jenna was born in 1981 as Jenna Welch Bush in Dallas, Texas.

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Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson is an adult biography. Jenna was born in 1974 as Jenna Marie Massoli in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jenna

Jenna Coleman
Jenna Lyons
Jenna Wolfe
Jenna Marbles

What does the name Jenna mean?

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

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