Jennifer

Jennifer - A very unique female name



  Apr 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jennifer, meaning white shadow, white wave, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1932 on position #1530. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jennifer and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jennifer? 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 Jennifer. The baby girl name Jennifer was given to 1,898 baby girls in 2012, ranking #162 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 745 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jennifer peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Lopez


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Jennifer is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jennifer is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #96 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #410.

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 Jennifer is where you live.


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Jennifer origin and meaning

Jennifer is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means white shadow, white wave. To see famous people named Jennifer, pop culture references for the name Jennifer and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jennifer

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

Jenifer / Jeniffer / Jenniffer / Juniper / Jennyfer / Jennefer / Jennafer / Jennipher / Jannifer / Jennifier /

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
2012162
2011134
2010121
2009109
200884
200764
200651
200542
200439
200331
200228
200126
200026
199921
199820
199718
199619
199518
199417
199315
199211
19918
19908
19897
19885
19874
19864
19853
19841
19831
19821
19811
19801
19791
19781
19771
19761
19751
19741
19731
19721
19711
19701
19693
19684
196710
196610
196520
196431
196336
196241
196147
196061
195978
195881
195786
195697
1955104
1954108
1953117
1952107
1951119
1950118
1949120
1948150
1947145
1946156
1945200
1944262
1943405
1942526
1941623
1940766
1939907
19381248
19371139
19361637
19341265
19331665
19321530

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas96
California97
Arizona117
New York126
Nevada131
Oklahoma133
District of Columbia141
Delaware143
Georgia153
Nebraska156
Washington166
Massachusetts168
New Jersey169
Colorado170
Illinois170
Kansas183
Florida186
Virginia189
North Carolina192
Alaska194
Rhode Island199
Tennessee206
Connecticut207
Oregon210
Arkansas217
Alabama221
Pennsylvania238
Maryland240
Wisconsin242
Indiana247
New Mexico251
South Carolina274
Louisiana291
Ohio297
Idaho315
Kentucky323
Mississippi359
Missouri364
Minnesota378
Michigan392
Utah410
Iowa410

Even more about Jennifer


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 Jennifer 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 Jennifer?

3 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
1970
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Jennifer
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 745
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1932
2012 births +1,898

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