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What does Jen mean?

Jen Pronunciation of Jen [jen] as a name for girls is of Welsh and English origin, and the name Jen means "fair and smooth". Jen is an alternate form of Guinevere (Welsh). Jen is also a variant of Jennifer (Welsh). Jen is also used as a variant of Jenny (English).

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle).


Jen has 2 variants: Jenn and Jenne.

26 more alternative forms via Guinevere, Jennifer, Jenny: Genna, Genni, Genny, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwyn, Jena, Jeneen, Jenene, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenika, Jenise, Jenita, Jenna, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennie, Jennis, Jinni, Jinny, Vera, Wendy and Win.

Creative forms:
(female) Gin, Jeen, ..

(male) Jer, Jine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jen Everley (J.E.), ..

How popular is Jen?

Jen is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2986 out of 4276, Top 70%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#19797 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Genna, Guinevere (#1336 from current records), Gwen (#746), Gwenn, Gwyn, Jena, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenise, Jenna (#298), Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer (#252), Jenny (#968), Vera (#312) and Wendy (#936) are the popular variation forms of Jen (unlisted). Usage of these relations of Jen was more pronounced 5 decades ago (usage of 5.05%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.25%, 95%), with versions like Jena becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genna, Guinevere, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jena, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jenni, Jennie, Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vera, Wendy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jennifer, Jenny, Vera outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jen is pronounced similarly to Gene, Jaine, Jan, Jane, Jann, Janne, Jayne, Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jin, Joan, Joane, Joann, Joeann, Jone, June and Jyn. Other recommended names are Je-, Jeh, Jey and Pen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jen.

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