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Janessa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Janessa?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Janessa, ranked the 978th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Janessa has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 524, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2004.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2009 with 556 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Janessa was less than 5, most recently in 1966.

Approximately during the years 1971-1981, and 1983-1991 the name Janessa took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

The popularity trend for Janessa has remained mostly unchanged for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Janessa for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Janessa?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Janessa is used by only a select few and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Janessa (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 268 978
2017 302 891
2016 312 895
2015 396 716
2014 367 762
2013 406 695
2012 426 664
2011 451 630
2010 526 554
2009 556 544
2008 536 574
2007 547 557
2006 488 596
2005 488 582
2004 544 524
2003 465 590
2002 390 647
2001 352 705
2000 346 686
1999 321 707
1998 319 699
1997 304 706
1996 307 702
1995 264 766
1994 311 680
1993 272 761
1992 291 730
1991 369 612
1990 318 674
1989 246 785
1988 242 774
1987 212 823
1986 205 820
1985 152 1,004
1984 155 945
1983 132 1,055
1982 131 1,083
1981 131 1,074
1980 118 1,152
1979 79 1,499
1978 58 1,771
1977 45 2,100
1976 33 2,452
1975 36 2,293
1974 26 2,786
1973 26 2,704
1972 20 3,208
1971 18 3,560
1970 21 3,150
1969 11 4,541
1968 21 2,813
1967 10 4,419
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1964 11 4,201
1963 9 4,679
1962 11 4,100
1961 11 4,106
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1957 9 4,355
1956 9 4,280
1955 6 5,467
1954 7 4,880
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.