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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Jenning + the patronymic suffix -s.

  1. An English patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Jennings

Jennings Randolph was a senator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to 1985. Jennings was born on March 8th, 1902 in Salem, West Virginia. He died on May 8th, 1998.

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Jennings Lang was a film producer and screenwriter actor. Jennings was born on May 28th, 1915 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1996.

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Jennings was born on September 17th, 1908 in Arkansas. Jennings is also known as Whitworth, Jennings Bryan; Whitworth, and Ears. He breathed his last breath on March 3rd, 1960.

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Jennings was born on July 21st, 1944.

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Jennings Clark is a soccer player for the Oklahoma City Energy FC, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Northern Oklahoma College, and Oklahoma City Community College. Jennings was born on December 3rd, 1990 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.

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Jennings was born on September 30th, 1910. He died on March 3rd, 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jennings

Waylon Jennings was a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He holds the title Jole Blon, Just to Satisfy You", Luckenbach, Texas ", and Highwayman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to 2002. Waylon was given the name Waylon Arnold Jennings on June 15th, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, U.S. He left this life on February 13th, 2002.

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Brandon Jennings is a basketball player for the Orlando Magic, Lottomatica Roma, →Grand Rapids Drive, Milwaukee Bucks, and Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Brandon was born on September 23rd, 1989 in Compton, California.

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Jazz Jennings is a student, writer, artist, activist, internet personality, lgbtq rights activist, spokesmodel, lgbt rights by country, territory, and lgbtq rightsactivist. Jazz was born on October 6th, 2000.

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Ken Jennings is an author and computer scientist. Ken was given the name Kenneth Wayne Jennings III on May 23rd, 1974 in Edmonds, Washington.

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He was most active from 2009 to present. Rashad was born on March 26th, 1985 in Forest, Virginia.

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Shyla was born on June 16th, 1989 in Stuttgart.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1892 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1895 9 0 9
1896 40 0 40
1897 50 0 50
1898 28 0 28
1899 17 0 17
1900 31 0 31
1901 11 0 11
1902 9 0 9
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1906 10 0 10
1907 15 0 15
1908 12 0 12
1909 7 0 7
1910 10 0 10
1911 13 0 13
1912 27 0 27
1913 48 0 48
1914 46 0 46
1915 58 0 58
1916 71 0 71
1917 57 0 57
1918 72 0 72
1919 60 0 60
1920 95 0 95
1921 86 0 86
1922 64 0 64
1923 104 0 104
1924 89 0 89
1925 100 0 100
1926 113 0 113
1927 91 0 91
1928 78 0 78
1929 73 0 73
1930 57 0 57
1931 63 0 63
1932 59 0 59
1933 60 0 60
1934 66 0 66
1935 54 0 54
1936 65 0 65
1937 45 0 45
1938 72 0 72
1939 59 0 59
1940 44 0 44
1941 54 0 54
1942 54 0 54
1943 54 0 54
1944 48 0 48
1945 58 0 58
1946 40 0 40
1947 56 0 56
1948 45 0 45
1949 44 0 44
1950 36 0 36
1951 30 0 30
1952 51 0 51
1953 41 0 41
1954 27 0 27
1955 34 0 34
1956 29 0 29
1957 28 0 28
1958 29 0 29
1959 34 0 34
1960 33 0 33
1961 35 0 35
1962 21 0 21
1963 27 0 27
1964 20 0 20
1965 22 0 22
1966 16 0 16
1967 13 0 13
1968 20 0 20
1969 16 0 16
1970 18 0 18
1971 15 0 15
1972 15 0 15
1973 12 0 12
1974 15 0 15
1975 17 0 17
1976 14 0 14
1977 16 0 16
1978 16 0 16
1979 13 0 13
1980 17 0 17
1981 15 0 15
1982 15 0 15
1983 19 0 19
1984 13 0 13
1985 20 0 20
1986 18 0 18
1987 15 0 15
1988 15 0 15
1989 17 0 17
1990 15 0 15
1991 11 0 11
1992 19 0 19
1993 25 7 18
1994 22 0 22
1995 13 0 13
1996 16 7 9
1997 11 0 11
1998 24 6 18
1999 26 7 19
2000 22 6 16
2001 13 0 13
2002 15 6 9
2003 25 5 20
2004 13 0 13
2005 13 0 13
2006 21 0 21
2007 15 0 15
2008 22 0 22
2009 19 0 19
2010 35 8 27
2011 34 8 26
2012 35 11 24
2013 64 14 50
2014 37 9 28
2015 63 19 44
2016 76 14 62

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Popularity of Jennings as a first name

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Popularity of Jennings as a last name

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Common last names for Jennings

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Campbell
  • Thomas
  • Allen
  • Morris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jennings U.S.
  White 70.87% 64.26%
  African American 23.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jennings

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jennings

  • How Popular is the name Jennings? Jennings is the 4,092nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jennings was the 347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jennings have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,299 babies born with the first name Jennings in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jennings 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 Jennings? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jennings first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jennings is Friday, January 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Jennings born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jennings was in 1926 with a total of 113 babies.
  • Random Jennings Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jennings is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Jennings: Your name in reverse order is Sgninnej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njegsnin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jennings? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 89,700 people with the last name Jennings.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jennings? Jennings was ranked as the 347th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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