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Junior

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 9 0 9
1885 7 0 7
1888 7 0 7
1892 11 0 11
1893 7 0 7
1895 6 0 6
1896 11 0 11
1897 8 0 8
1898 7 0 7
1899 9 0 9
1900 15 0 15
1901 13 0 13
1902 14 0 14
1903 9 0 9
1904 12 0 12
1905 18 0 18
1906 18 0 18
1907 16 0 16
1908 27 0 27
1909 20 0 20
1910 36 0 36
1911 33 0 33
1912 56 0 56
1913 67 0 67
1914 96 0 96
1915 148 0 148
1916 199 0 199
1917 268 0 268
1918 389 0 389
1919 508 0 508
1920 708 9 699
1921 877 0 877
1922 1,036 12 1,024
1923 1,184 12 1,172
1924 1,508 13 1,495
1925 1,559 13 1,546
1926 1,604 14 1,590
1927 1,606 19 1,587
1928 1,510 17 1,493
1929 1,459 14 1,445
1930 1,330 7 1,323
1931 1,081 12 1,069
1932 1,131 15 1,116
1933 821 0 821
1934 820 7 813
1935 683 5 678
1936 646 8 638
1937 562 0 562
1938 523 7 516
1939 465 0 465
1940 435 6 429
1941 398 0 398
1942 416 0 416
1943 415 0 415
1944 393 0 393
1945 400 0 400
1946 351 0 351
1947 388 0 388
1948 327 0 327
1949 285 0 285
1950 274 0 274
1951 269 0 269
1952 254 0 254
1953 226 0 226
1954 263 0 263
1955 230 0 230
1956 230 0 230
1957 243 0 243
1958 202 0 202
1959 183 0 183
1960 203 0 203
1961 193 0 193
1962 177 0 177
1963 158 0 158
1964 173 0 173
1965 149 0 149
1966 134 0 134
1967 110 0 110
1968 103 0 103
1969 135 0 135
1970 103 0 103
1971 114 0 114
1972 84 0 84
1973 100 0 100
1974 86 0 86
1975 79 0 79
1976 103 0 103
1977 101 0 101
1978 83 0 83
1979 91 0 91
1980 119 0 119
1981 107 0 107
1982 131 0 131
1983 107 0 107
1984 101 0 101
1985 111 0 111
1986 114 0 114
1987 135 0 135
1988 143 0 143
1989 140 0 140
1990 152 0 152
1991 158 0 158
1992 179 0 179
1993 169 0 169
1994 182 0 182
1995 227 5 222
1996 209 0 209
1997 213 0 213
1998 213 0 213
1999 206 0 206
2000 265 0 265
2001 269 0 269
2002 310 0 310
2003 310 0 310
2004 316 0 316
2005 369 0 369
2006 378 0 378
2007 401 0 401
2008 381 0 381
2009 333 0 333
2010 291 0 291
2011 282 0 282
2012 270 0 270
2013 293 0 293
2014 275 0 275
2015 269 0 269

Want to know about the popularity of the Junior baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,946 babies born with the name Junior in the United States. That's more than enough Juniors to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Junior" was in 1926 with a total of 1,590 babies. (That's a lot of baby Juniors)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Junior" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 41 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 646 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Junior

The name "Junior" is of English origin, and it means "The Young, Child". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Jun"ior
Senses
  1. Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.
  2. Lower in standing or in rank, or having entered later into a position or office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain; the junior Senator from New York.
  3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; the junior baseball league; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior (n.), 2.
  4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life."Our first studies and junior endeavors." [Sir T. Browne.]
  5. of or relating to the third year of a four-year term; -- used of the third or next to final year in a U. S. high school or college. See junior2}, (n.).
    synonyms: third-year.

Note: Junior is applied to distinguish the younger of two persons bearing the same name in the same family, and is opposed to senior or elder. Commonly applied to a son who has the same Christian name as his father.

Etymology: L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile

noun Jun"ior
Senses
  1. A younger person."His junior she, by thirty years." [Byron.]
  2. Hence:One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges and four-year high schools, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The younger of two persons ("she is two years my junior")
  2. A third-year undergraduate
  3. A son who has the same first name as his father
  4. Term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male ("look here, junior, it's none of your business")
  5. Used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college ("the junior class")
  6. Including or intended for youthful persons ("a junior sports league" and "junior fashions")
  7. Younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

Junior Seau

Junior Seau is a NFL player. Junior was born in 1969 in San Diego, California.

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Junior Baiano

Junior Baiano is a football biography. Junior was born in 1970 in Feira de Santana, Brazil.

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Junior Wells

Junior Wells is a musician and songwriter specializing in chicago blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Junior was born in 1934 as Amos Wells Blakemore Jr..

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Junior Spivey

Junior Spivey is a MLB player. Junior was born in 1975 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Junior

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Your name in reverse order is "Roinuj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Unjoir". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Junior born Jul 6, 1968

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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