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).
Jen has 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.Kreatif forms: Jenge, Jenle, Jenwi. [more]
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jen and corresponding names. Gwen (#957 from current records), Jena, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367) and Wendy (#782) are the popular variation forms of Jen (unlisted). Adoption of these relations of Jen was more pronounced 4 decades ago (usage of 0.595%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.323%, ▼46%), with versions like Jena becoming less fashionable. Jennifer has generally been a favorite of parents, though Vera has grown popular as well. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
Jen is pronounced similarly to Gene▼, Jaine, Jan▼, Jane▼, Jann, Janne, Jayne▼, Jean▼, Jeane▼, Jeanne▼, Joan▼, Joane, Joann▼, Joeann, Jone and June▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Je-, Jeh, Jey and Pen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jen.