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Jennifer Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jennifer?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Jennifer, ranked the 345th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 1, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1970 and as recently as 1984.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1972 with 63,603 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jennifer was less than 5, most recently in 1918.

Jennifer, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1927-1934, and 1935-1972, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-2017.

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

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jennifer?

Jennifer's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Jennifer is chosen by a number of parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Jennifer is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Jennifer (Girl)Jennifer (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 915 345 < 5 --
2017 1,048 309 < 5 --
2016 1,160 273 6 11,314
2015 1,283 251 < 5 --
2014 1,521 221 6 11,332
2013 1,691 192 < 5 --
2012 1,923 164 5 13,098
2011 2,278 134 6 11,465
2010 2,619 121 6 11,376
2009 2,987 109 5 13,328
2008 3,792 84 15 5,897
2007 4,650 64 7 10,273
2006 5,267 51 16 5,404
2005 5,836 42 15 5,408
2004 6,542 39 23 3,931
2003 7,565 31 18 4,515
2002 8,537 28 27 3,299
2001 8,922 26 26 3,362
2000 9,386 26 32 2,835
1999 10,614 21 28 2,975
1998 10,691 20 26 3,049
1997 11,839 18 37 2,285
1996 11,728 19 35 2,315
1995 12,686 18 55 1,659
1994 13,999 17 45 1,876
1993 15,748 15 50 1,728
1992 17,819 11 58 1,535
1991 20,673 8 66 1,405
1990 22,228 8 87 1,168
1989 23,997 7 146 821
1988 27,889 5 114 897
1987 32,703 4 113 880
1986 36,185 4 163 708
1985 42,651 3 161 695
1984 50,559 1 204 594
1983 54,346 1 196 612
1982 57,117 1 183 638
1981 57,049 1 192 615
1980 58,375 1 211 599
1979 56,717 1 205 598
1978 56,321 1 203 591
1977 58,964 1 179 631
1976 59,474 1 200 574
1975 58,183 1 225 535
1974 63,114 1 185 585
1973 62,447 1 220 531
1972 63,603 1 190 578
1971 56,783 1 194 594
1970 46,157 1 119 754
1969 33,702 3 98 780
1968 26,852 4 66 888
1967 18,231 10 67 880
1966 18,210 10 52 1,011
1965 15,208 20 34 1,327
1964 12,957 31 34 1,360
1963 11,758 36 25 1,610
1962 10,979 41 24 1,642
1961 9,264 47 31 1,444
1960 7,244 61 13 2,367
1959 6,234 78 10 2,726
1958 5,880 81 13 2,314
1957 5,482 86 12 2,431
1956 4,709 97 8 3,076
1955 4,122 104 < 5 --
1954 3,965 108 10 2,658
1953 3,374 116 8 3,026
1952 3,527 107 6 3,547
1951 2,973 119 9 2,759
1950 2,802 118 8 2,892
1949 2,620 121 < 5 --
1948 1,880 151 < 5 --
1947 2,012 145 < 5 --
1946 1,733 156 6 3,343
1945 985 200 < 5 --
1944 684 263 < 5 --
1943 337 397 < 5 --
1942 198 527 < 5 --
1941 136 605 < 5 --
1940 102 689 < 5 --
1939 62 893 < 5 --
1938 51 996 < 5 --
1937 38 1,167 < 5 --
1936 42 1,091 < 5 --
1935 36 1,189 < 5 --
1934 41 1,112 < 5 --
1933 30 1,323 < 5 --
1932 25 1,542 < 5 --
1931 26 1,471 < 5 --
1930 17 2,062 < 5 --
1929 17 2,050 < 5 --
1928 7 3,959 < 5 --
1927 5 5,186 < 5 --
1926 10 3,160 < 5 --
1925 9 3,505 < 5 --
1924 11 3,061 < 5 --
1923 9 3,497 < 5 --
1922 7 4,219 < 5 --
1921 5 5,490 < 5 --
1920 7 4,172 < 5 --
1919 6 4,507 < 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.