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Jenna Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jenna?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Jenna, ranked the 423rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Jenna has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 45, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2001.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1985 with 6,434 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jenna was less than 5, most recently in 1927.

Jenna, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1944-1947, 1956-1962, 1965-1973, 1978-1985, and 1995-2001, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1936-1940, 1985-1990, and 2005-2016.

Sometimes the name Jenna has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Jenna has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Jenna for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jenna?

Jenna's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Jenna still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Jenna (Girl)Jenna (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 734 423 < 5 --
2017 806 387 < 5 --
2016 888 366 < 5 --
2015 1,086 298 < 5 --
2014 1,234 265 < 5 --
2013 1,415 228 < 5 --
2012 1,523 204 < 5 --
2011 1,841 170 < 5 --
2010 2,223 141 < 5 --
2009 2,634 121 < 5 --
2008 3,240 107 < 5 --
2007 3,302 103 < 5 --
2006 3,940 88 8 9,084
2005 4,793 62 6 10,689
2004 5,175 56 27 3,492
2003 5,352 54 16 4,908
2002 5,664 47 7 8,875
2001 6,142 45 6 9,826
2000 5,045 63 8 7,787
1999 5,043 61 5 10,659
1998 4,864 65 < 5 --
1997 4,422 76 < 5 --
1996 4,286 83 < 5 --
1995 4,253 84 < 5 --
1994 4,593 80 11 5,253
1993 4,881 70 5 9,376
1992 5,090 67 13 4,435
1991 4,456 80 12 4,607
1990 3,957 81 7 6,748
1989 4,339 71 13 4,143
1988 4,608 66 17 3,137
1987 5,304 57 24 2,363
1986 5,417 55 21 2,557
1985 6,434 50 19 2,642
1984 5,879 54 19 2,572
1983 1,168 215 < 5 --
1982 1,011 248 8 4,787
1981 1,360 196 5 6,733
1980 1,074 238 < 5 --
1979 623 363 < 5 --
1978 462 431 < 5 --
1977 531 395 < 5 --
1976 484 417 < 5 --
1975 502 404 < 5 --
1974 469 418 < 5 --
1973 591 359 < 5 --
1972 304 550 < 5 --
1971 152 881 < 5 --
1970 108 1,096 < 5 --
1969 114 1,022 < 5 --
1968 69 1,337 < 5 --
1967 55 1,515 < 5 --
1966 60 1,419 < 5 --
1965 55 1,506 < 5 --
1964 60 1,466 < 5 --
1963 56 1,497 < 5 --
1962 63 1,400 < 5 --
1961 55 1,524 < 5 --
1960 32 2,028 < 5 --
1959 39 1,775 < 5 --
1958 23 2,411 < 5 --
1957 22 2,444 < 5 --
1956 28 2,074 < 5 --
1955 31 1,924 < 5 --
1954 28 2,000 < 5 --
1953 31 1,799 < 5 --
1952 21 2,294 < 5 --
1951 22 2,153 < 5 --
1950 21 2,153 < 5 --
1949 22 2,091 < 5 --
1948 18 2,370 < 5 --
1947 29 1,801 < 5 --
1946 17 2,351 < 5 --
1945 13 2,527 < 5 --
1944 10 3,030 < 5 --
1943 16 2,298 < 5 --
1942 13 2,593 < 5 --
1941 7 3,755 < 5 --
1940 10 2,839 < 5 --
1939 14 2,248 < 5 --
1938 17 1,979 < 5 --
1937 14 2,250 < 5 --
1936 20 1,715 < 5 --
1935 10 2,825 < 5 --
1934 13 2,359 < 5 --
1933 22 1,631 < 5 --
1932 17 1,992 < 5 --
1931 24 1,568 < 5 --
1930 8 3,495 < 5 --
1929 10 3,030 < 5 --
1928 9 3,313 < 5 --
1927 < 5 -- < 5 --
1926 10 3,159 < 5 --
1925 5 5,362 < 5 --
1924 9 3,512 < 5 --
1923 6 4,664 < 5 --
1922 6 4,714 < 5 --
1921 5 5,489 < 5 --
1920 10 3,220 < 5 --
1919 6 4,506 < 5 --
1918 6 4,551 < 5 --
1917 9 3,212 < 5 --
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1915 5 4,594 < 5 --
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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.