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Jenny Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jenny?

In 2018 the uncommon name Jenny, ranked the 1,120th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Jenny is currently less popular.

Position 108, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1977 with 2,687 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jenny was 11 in 1883.

Jenny, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1897-1900, 1909-1916, 1917-1920, 1939-1942, 1943-1947, 1948-1952, 1954-1959, and 1966-1972, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1900-1904, 1984-1989, 1990-1993, 1995-1998, 2006-2010, and 2013-2016.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jenny?

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

The name Jenny is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Jenny has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Jenny (Girl)Jenny (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 217 1,120 < 5 --
2017 260 995 < 5 --
2016 234 1,095 < 5 --
2015 279 967 < 5 --
2014 335 827 < 5 --
2013 336 804 < 5 --
2012 308 862 < 5 --
2011 361 762 < 5 --
2010 350 786 < 5 --
2009 406 709 < 5 --
2008 511 600 < 5 --
2007 616 514 < 5 --
2006 666 476 < 5 --
2005 613 497 < 5 --
2004 685 446 < 5 --
2003 709 424 < 5 --
2002 840 354 < 5 --
2001 810 367 < 5 --
2000 827 361 < 5 --
1999 758 378 < 5 --
1998 778 368 < 5 --
1997 874 327 < 5 --
1996 1,012 285 < 5 --
1995 979 284 10 5,684
1994 981 282 5 9,467
1993 1,019 270 < 5 --
1992 1,140 245 < 5 --
1991 1,262 225 5 8,803
1990 1,337 214 11 4,824
1989 1,289 206 6 7,398
1988 1,401 195 18 3,017
1987 1,700 165 13 3,616
1986 1,631 167 13 3,535
1985 1,808 157 10 4,185
1984 2,136 136 13 3,354
1983 2,246 132 13 3,314
1982 2,455 121 13 3,379
1981 2,402 123 15 2,957
1980 2,645 117 18 2,666
1979 2,628 120 16 2,832
1978 2,619 111 10 3,714
1977 2,687 108 12 3,283
1976 2,427 109 11 3,366
1975 2,059 135 8 4,104
1974 2,132 131 15 2,608
1973 2,066 139 5 5,438
1972 2,636 119 9 3,465
1971 2,239 142 21 2,009
1970 1,410 224 7 4,028
1969 1,039 274 < 5 --
1968 856 303 7 3,501
1967 768 311 8 3,100
1966 858 294 8 3,099
1965 987 275 8 3,105
1964 1,146 265 < 5 --
1963 1,302 242 < 5 --
1962 1,395 230 10 2,754
1961 1,249 250 9 2,993
1960 1,351 235 9 2,964
1959 1,276 241 12 2,469
1958 1,203 250 13 2,315
1957 1,116 256 8 3,137
1956 760 318 8 3,077
1955 758 311 8 3,083
1954 827 294 9 2,844
1953 756 298 < 5 --
1952 777 290 6 3,548
1951 660 306 8 2,944
1950 568 322 7 3,173
1949 536 337 7 3,143
1948 465 365 8 2,893
1947 534 345 13 2,205
1946 396 384 9 2,613
1945 302 410 8 2,656
1944 296 419 10 2,387
1943 293 430 17 1,801
1942 273 442 16 1,831
1941 246 437 12 2,137
1940 239 441 9 2,572
1939 173 510 12 2,116
1938 197 473 < 5 --
1937 176 498 8 2,775
1936 174 490 < 5 --
1935 186 467 8 2,820
1934 156 517 < 5 --
1933 219 435 6 3,462
1932 199 461 8 2,977
1931 222 434 10 2,561
1930 235 438 < 5 --
1929 203 468 13 2,256
1928 185 507 5 4,438
1927 222 468 5 4,488
1926 211 477 < 5 --
1925 201 494 6 3,951
1924 212 480 < 5 --
1923 189 508 < 5 --
1922 174 537 < 5 --
1921 178 536 < 5 --
1920 188 507 < 5 --
1919 146 574 < 5 --
1918 142 599 < 5 --
1917 131 597 < 5 --
1916 136 575 < 5 --
1915 106 642 < 5 --
1914 84 629 < 5 --
1913 80 571 < 5 --
1912 72 569 < 5 --
1911 41 679 < 5 --
1910 41 669 < 5 --
1909 39 630 < 5 --
1908 35 657 < 5 --
1907 45 541 < 5 --
1906 35 604 < 5 --
1905 18 886 < 5 --
1904 16 920 < 5 --
1903 29 616 < 5 --
1902 24 702 < 5 --
1901 26 620 < 5 --
1900 39 546 < 5 --
1899 27 601 < 5 --
1898 25 655 < 5 --
1897 23 651 < 5 --
1896 29 570 < 5 --
1895 23 650 < 5 --
1894 25 589 < 5 --
1893 24 587 < 5 --
1892 27 532 < 5 --
1891 17 651 < 5 --
1890 17 655 < 5 --
1889 20 582 < 5 --
1888 24 518 < 5 --
1887 18 529 < 5 --
1886 16 562 < 5 --
1885 17 529 < 5 --
1884 17 512 < 5 --
1883 11 598 < 5 --
1882 16 468 < 5 --
1881 15 439 < 5 --
1880 13 480 < 5 --

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.