Jett

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jett mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jett

"Jett" is a name of English origin, and it means "Jet Black". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Jett

Jett Williams is a singer and songwriter. Jett was given the name Antha Belle Jett by her parent Hank Williams on January 6th, 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Jett was given the name Jelte Steven Tuinstra on January 24th, 1991 in The Hague. Jett is also known as Tuinstra and Jelte Steven.

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Jett Pangan is a pinoy rock singer, guitarist, recording company executive, voice acting, and singing. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Jett was born on June 21st, 1968.

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Jett Bandy is a baseball for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jett was born on October 27th, 1990 in West Hills, Los Angeles.

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Jett was born in 1960.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jett

Joan Jett is a rock music, hard rock, and punk rock musician. She plays Guitar, Gibson Melody Maker, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1975. Joan was given the name Joan Marie Larkin on September 22nd, 1958. Joan is also known as Joan Jett.

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Jett Williams is a singer and songwriter. Jett was given the name Antha Belle Jett by her parent Hank Williams on January 6th, 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Orlando Joseph Jett is a securities trader. Orlando was born in 1958.

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James Jett is a football player for the Oakland Raiders. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2002. James was born on December 28th, 1970 in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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Karina Jett is a poker player.

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Jordair Jett is a basketball player for the Southland Sharks and Townsville Crocodiles in the National Basketball League (New Zealand). He has had major accomplishments since 2015. Jordair was born on August 17th, 1991.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1892 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1916 7 0 7
1928 5 0 5
1938 6 0 6
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1956 14 0 14
1957 29 5 24
1958 17 0 17
1959 15 0 15
1960 13 0 13
1961 9 0 9
1962 15 0 15
1963 12 0 12
1964 9 0 9
1967 6 0 6
1972 6 0 6
1975 6 0 6
1976 7 0 7
1977 6 0 6
1978 11 0 11
1980 7 0 7
1981 5 0 5
1982 9 0 9
1983 14 0 14
1984 17 0 17
1985 24 0 24
1986 19 0 19
1987 22 0 22
1988 23 0 23
1989 28 0 28
1990 21 0 21
1991 27 0 27
1992 29 5 24
1993 58 7 51
1994 49 7 42
1995 57 0 57
1996 94 8 86
1997 109 8 101
1998 123 0 123
1999 200 7 193
2000 292 10 282
2001 304 14 290
2002 344 9 335
2003 343 9 334
2004 364 10 354
2005 496 10 486
2006 492 21 471
2007 491 12 479
2008 510 11 499
2009 799 17 782
2010 887 15 872
2011 936 12 924
2012 919 28 891
2013 1,043 28 1,015
2014 1,049 29 1,020
2015 1,089 44 1,045
2016 1,144 32 1,112
2017 1,189 29 1,160

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Popularity of Jett as a first name

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Popularity of Jett as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jett U.S.
  White 75.13% 64.26%
  African American 19.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jett

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jett

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  • How Popular is the name Jett? Jett is the 2,087th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jett was the 2,985th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,862 babies born with the first name Jett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jett to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jett? 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 Jett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jett is Monday, March 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Jett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jett was in 2017 with a total of 1,160 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jett!
  • Random Jett Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jett ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 15 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Jett: Your name in reverse order is Ttej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttje. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,008 people with the last name Jett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jett? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Jett as their last name.

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