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Gwen August 22nd, 2006 01:47 PM

Growing up in the 1980s, I had a ton of Jennifer's in my class, always.

Is the name still very popular?

Do you like the name?

nbbang August 22nd, 2006 02:07 PM


Growing up in the 1980s, I had a ton of Jennifer's in my class, always.

Is the name still very popular?

Do you like the name?[/b]
I also grew up during the 80s and knew a lot of Jennifers. I just checked another website that said in the 80s Jennifer was at its peak and was the #2 name. I personally have not met any little girls born after the 90s with the name of Jennifer BUT the website said that for 2005 "Jennifer" was the #42 name so it's still being used a lot but not like it used to be.

I like the nickname Jenny better than I like Jennifer. I also like the name Jenna better than Jennifer. Maybe it is just b/c I grew up knowing so many Jennifers. It's a good name, just not my style.

picklesmama August 22nd, 2006 02:23 PM

According to Social Security, Jennifer was the number 1 most popular girls name for the years 1970 through 1984 - wow! I prefer Jenny and Jenna to Jennifer, but I don't dislike the name.

Year of birth Rank
2005 42
2004 38
2003 31
2002 28
2001 26
2000 26
1999 21
1998 20
1997 18
1996 19
1995 18
1994 17
1993 15
1992 11
1991 8
1990 8
1989 7
1988 5
1987 4
1986 4
1985 3
1984 1
1983 1
1982 1
1981 1
1980 1
1979 1
1978 1
1977 1
1976 1
1975 1
1974 1
1973 1
1972 1
1971 1
1970 1

My_Serenity August 22nd, 2006 02:46 PM

I hate the name Jennifer. I much perfer Jenny...

But this might also be because my name is Jennifer. (I go by Jenny)

Jen25 August 22nd, 2006 02:52 PM

Well, Im a Jennifer. Im not really a fan of the name. I dont think its horrible, just really plain. I absolutely hate the nn Jenny and if anyone ever calls me that, they could lose an arm :lol: I usually go by Jen, but my grandma has always called me Jenna :wub:

babydahl August 22nd, 2006 03:42 PM

As a teacher I really can't think of a single Jennifer that I know of at our school! I know plenty of adults named Jennifer.

I'm not a fan of the name.

gee102 August 22nd, 2006 05:16 PM

I haven't met any Jennifer's lately. The last time I did was about 3 years ago. I don't really like it myself.

suthernWVswthrt August 22nd, 2006 06:39 PM

I LOVE this name!!

bluebutterfly August 22nd, 2006 09:50 PM

As a Jennifer and knowing a ton of them I think the name was way over used in the 80's. But I don't know one single person who has named their daughter that in the last 10 years.

beckii August 22nd, 2006 09:55 PM

I don't think its near as popular anymore. I don't care for the name, I never have it just seems too plain..

FamilyShorty August 23rd, 2006 07:56 AM

I read recently that it is the only girls name that has stayed in the top 10 for the last 20 years. I don't know any infants or kids with this name right now though. It doesn't seem to be as hugely popular as it was in the past. I really like it.

**Jenn** August 23rd, 2006 08:00 AM

As a Jennifer myself, I don't really care for the name. I went by Jennie for a while but since high school I've just been Jenn. My parents claim they didn't know it was so popular when I was born (1978)--uh, the SIX other babies in the nursery named Jennifer didn't tip you off!?!

I have never heard a little girl named Jennifer lately though, although I have heard Jenna (which I like a lot better).

DahliaMarie August 23rd, 2006 10:20 AM

So what am I, like the 100th Jennifer to answer this question?

UGH! I hate the name, always have. Way way too overused. I go by Jenni, and even that sometimes feels like it's too overused. I do like Jenna, and used it a lot during my high school years.


ETA- I was born in 1982...

ladyellise August 27th, 2006 10:47 AM

The name Jennifer was very popular, not so much anymore tho, I used to like it when I was younger but I really dislike it now

cheesecake August 27th, 2006 02:32 PM

I know a one year old named this.

I had a friend in high school named Jennifer but we called her "Niffer" :P

jayjay August 27th, 2006 02:48 PM

i just graduated high school in may of this year and there were tons of jennifers!

racerbabie6 August 27th, 2006 03:46 PM

I like the name Jenifer but alot of people still do have it.

Gwen. August 27th, 2006 04:23 PM

I know so many Jennifers I couldnt count on one hand.

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