- The name Jennifer was ranked 51 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
- Jennifer first appeared on the charts in 1938 at 987. It leaped to popularity, breaking into the top 100 at 97 in 1956. It broke into the top 10 at 10 in 1966 and reached an alltime high of 1 in 1970. It held that position until 1985 when it began decreasing in popularity. It seems to be on its way out, but it might stick around as more than a fad name since it has retained popularity for so long.
Reasons for Popularity
- It has nickname options, including Jenn, Jenna, and Jenny.
- It has a unique sound in comparison to other popular girls’ names.
- See Guinevere.
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