Name: Jennifer

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jennifer

  • Meaning:
    White; fair; smooth
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (JEN iff er)
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Miscellaneous Info for Jennifer

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Jennifer joined the US top 1000 names in 1938. It rose until in 1970 it was the #1 name in USA, it held that place until 1985 and has been in decline ever since. In 2006 it was the 51st most popular name in America.

    Famous bearers include lots of actresses and singers including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Saunders and Jennifer Connelly. Jennifer Capriati is a tennis player.

Similar Names to Jennifer for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Jennifer (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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