What does Jen mean?
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).
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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.