Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: White Spirit
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Jennifer...

• was given to 1,042 baby girls
• was the 310th most popular name for baby girls
• was 77% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Nevada, and New Jersey
• was least popular in North Dakota, Alaska, and Vermont
• was about as popular as Sage and Paislee
Babies Named Jennifer Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Jennifer...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1974
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 59% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 88% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Tara, Latina, Shandra, Chad, Brain, Chadwick
• has the most opposite popularity history to Clare, Selma, Vivian, Junior, Wilmer, Jack
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Jennifer Per State
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Geographically the name Jennifer...

• 39% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Melissa, Kimberly, Stephanie, Erick, Mario, Omar
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Piper, Harper, Amelia, Jackson, Landon, Hunter
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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What American Baby Name History Looks Like

More information on Jennifer by the Baby Name Institute

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• What are the chances a kid named Jennifer will be the only kid named Jennifer in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Jennifer compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Jennifer rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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