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What does Jen mean?

Jen /jen/ [1 syll.] 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): an early transcription of Jennifer. Jen is also a variant of Jenny (English).


Jen has 2 variants: Jenn and Jenne.

Jen has 47 more alternative forms via Guinevere, Jennifer, Jenny: Gaenna, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Guenna, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwenny, Gwyn, Gwynn, Jeffie, Jena, Jenalee, Jenarae, Jeneen, Jenefer, Jenene, Jenetta, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenifer, Jenifre, Jenika, Jenise, Jenita, Jenna, Jennee, Jenney, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jennika, Jennis, Jennita, Jenyfer, Jinni, Jinny, Vera, Wendee, Wendie, Wendy, Win, Winne and Winny.

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. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jen and corresponding names. Gwen (#957 the previous year), Jena, Jenifer, Jenna (#266), Jennie, Jennifer (#220), Jenny (#822), Vera (#367) and Wendy (#782) are the popular variation forms of Jen (unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.6034%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2873%, down 52.4%), with versions like Jena, Jenifer, Jennie, Jenny and Wendy falling out of fashion. Jenna (#266), Jennifer (#220) and Vera (#367) are three of the more trendy baby names in this list, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Vera. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennifer, Jenny, 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, Jan, Jane, Jann, Jean, Jeane, Joan, Jone and June. Other recommended similar baby names are Jaena, Jana, Jany, Je-, Jeana, Jeena, Jeh, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jenie, Jey, Jina, Jona, Joni, Juno and Pen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jen.