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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Jet-black mineral

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Mineral Name : Excellence

What does Jett mean and stand for?

The name Jett is a mineral name that means "excellence." It is derived from the English word jet.

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How Popular Is The Name Jett

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant of Jette.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

What Does the Name Jett Mean?

The name Jett is a gender-neutral Mineral name that means "excellence." It has an aviation feel to it, as well.

How Popular is the Name Jett?

Jett is the number 244 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been jumping at least five ranks a year for the last few decades.

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Popularity of the Name Jett in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jett was at its peak popularity in July 2020.

Jett was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Ohio
  3. Georgia
  4. Tennessee
  5. North Dakota

Famous People Named Jett and Jett in Pop Culture

Jett made waves as a name after it was chosen for the sons of John Travolta and George Lucas, a trend many other celebrities followed. Other notable namesakes include singer Jett Rebel and baseball player Jett Adam Bandy. James Dean also played a Jett in Giant. The name made appearances in The Famous Jett Jackson, Cowboy Bebop, and a realplay DnD podcast.

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