Jenna

Jenna - A very unique female name



  Aug 19,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jenna, meaning white shadow, white wave, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1931 on position #1707. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jenna and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jenna? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jenna. The baby girl name Jenna was given to 1,484 baby girls in 2012, ranking #205 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 952 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jenna peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2001 on position 45.



Famous with this name

Jenna Bodnar
Jenna B. Kelly
Jenna Lind


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Jenna is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jenna is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #91 - and is the least popular in Oregon at position #425.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jenna is where you live.


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Jenna origin and meaning

Jenna is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means white shadow, white wave. To see famous people named Jenna, pop culture references for the name Jenna and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jenna

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jenna, sorted by popularity.

Joan / Jean / Jane / Jamie / Jasmine / Joanne / June / Jeanne / Joann / Joanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012205
2011171
2010141
2009121
2008107
2007103
200688
200562
200455
200354
200247
200145
200063
199961
199865
199776
199683
199584
199480
199370
199267
199180
199081
198971
198867
198757
198655
198550
198454
1983214
1982247
1981198
1980240
1979366
1978449
1977399
1976413
1975414
1974435
1973365
1972563
1971850
19701134
19691113
19681519
19671657
19661596
19651534
19641756
19631597
19621961
19611653
19602160
19592324
19582263
19551691
19541732
19381655
19331664
19311707

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia91
Maine133
Michigan134
Kentucky139
Arkansas140
Idaho141
Missouri142
Iowa145
Pennsylvania152
Wisconsin152
Massachusetts157
North Dakota158
Mississippi168
Ohio171
Virginia177
Illinois177
New Hampshire178
South Carolina183
Utah189
New Jersey192
Indiana194
Nebraska202
Tennessee205
Oklahoma207
Florida207
Alabama210
New York215
Colorado227
Minnesota232
North Carolina249
Connecticut256
Louisiana260
Maryland263
Kansas272
California287
Texas308
Georgia316
New Mexico328
Arizona332
Washington332
Nevada386
Oregon425

Even more about Jenna


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jenna a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jenna?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2001
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Jenna
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 952
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1931
2012 births +1,484

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