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The name Jennifer is of Celtic origin, and means white or smooth.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jennifer has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jennifer
Use of the Name Jennifer for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,428,808 1,401,377 629,204 98,254 40,754 13,983 6,457
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jennifer has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Jennifer first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1938, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jennifer
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193898652  
193989462  
1940691102  
1941604136  
1942525201  
1943400334  
1944262689  
1945200988  
19461561,724  
19471452,009  
19481501,887  
19491212,617  
19501182,802  
19511192,968  
19521073,526  
19531153,378  
19541083,956  
19551044,131  
1956974,702  
1957865,479  
1958815,877  
1959786,233  
1960617,238  
1961479,258  
19624110,970  
19633611,764  
19643112,961  
19652015,201  
19661018,207  
19671018,23687967
1968426,82989565
1969333,69477998
1970146,118752119
1971156,741588196
1972163,580578190
1973162,430532220
1974163,071584185
1975158,152537223
1976159,446573200
1977158,909630179
1978156,260591202
1979156,686595206
1980158,357597210
1981157,002615192
1982157,053638183
1983154,316611196
1984150,520592204
1985342,627697160
1986436,155709162
1987432,668876114
1988527,842891115
1989723,999826145
1990822,215  
1991820,668  
19921117,801  
19931515,735  
19941713,992  
19951812,679  
19961911,723  
19971811,826  
19982010,674  
19992110,598  
2000269,366  
2001268,891  
2002288,514  
2003317,526  
2004386,457  
Totals:  1,428,808 3,831

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jennifer as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Jennifer appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 67 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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