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Meaning and name origin

Jen \jen\ as a girl's name is of Welsh and English origin, and the meaning of Jen is "fair and smooth". Jen is a variant of Guinevere (Welsh): an early form of Jennifer. Also a variant of Jenny (English): originally a pet form of Jean in the Middle Ages; now used as a short form of Jennifer.

Jen has 2 variant forms: Jenn, Jenne.


Jen is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2986 out of 4276, Top 70%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#23726 out of 88799, Top 27%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jennifer (#220) and Jenny (#822). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jen is also pronounced similarly to Gene, Jan, Jane, Jann, Jean, Jeane, Joan, Jone and June. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaena, Jana, Jany, Je-, Jeana, Jeena, Jeh, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jeni, Jenie, Jenna, Jenni, Jey, Jina, Jona, Joni, Juno and Pen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jen.