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What does Jen mean?

Jen \jen\ as a name for girls. The name Jen means "fair and smooth". Jen is a 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 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.


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 (#23726 out of 88799, Top 27%). (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) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less since, 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, with Vera undergoing a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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