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pinWhat 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 2 variants: Jenn and Jenne.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwen, Jena, Jenna, Jennie, Jennifer in U.S.

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

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

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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.