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What does Jacen mean?

Jacen Pronunciation of Jacen [ja-cen] as a name for boys means "the Lord is my salvation". Jacen is a variant form of Jace (English, Hebrew): short variation of Jason.


Jacen has 7 variants: Jaisen, Jaison, Jasen, Jasin, Jasun, Jaysen and Jayson.

7 more different relations via Jace, Jason: Jacey, Jacian, Jacy, Jaice, Jase, Jay and Jayce.

Creative forms:
(male) Jamcen, Jocen, ..

(female) Jaie, Janes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jacen Demarco (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jacen?

Jacen is an unusual first name for males. Jacen is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jacen was first listed in 2000 and reached its top rank of #1085 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #1454. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jacen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jace (#75 from current records), Jason (#86), Jayce (#132), Jase (#182), Jay (#394), Jayson (#407), Jaysen (#1636), Jasen and Jaison are the prominent related forms of Jacen (#1454 from current records). Other forms, like Jasun, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Jacen was at its highest in the 1970s (median #1160) and is now significantly lower (#836, 69%). Jason has been the overall favorite, though Jace is currently the most fashionable, while versions like Jason have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacen, Jace, Jaison, Jase, Jasen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jason, Jay, Jayce, Jaysen, Jayson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jace, Jason, Jay outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jacen is alike in pronunciation to Jaycen. Other recommended names are Caden, Dagen, Damen, Daren, Daven, Eaden, Eagen, Galen, Garen, Gaven, Haden, Hagen, Halen, Haven, Jabes, Jabez, Jabin, Jacan, Jachin, Jacko, Jacksen, Jacky, Jaco, Jacot, Jacqin, Jacson, Jaden, Jae, Jaeden, Jael, Jahan, Jalan, Jalen, Jalenn, Jalon, Jame, Jamee, Jamel, James, Jan, Janan, Jansen, Janzen, Jared, Jarel, Jaren, Jarin, Jarren, Jaryn, Javon, Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaycee, Jayden, Jaye, Jaylen, Jayven, Jeren, Jeven, Joben, Joren, Kaden, Laken, Laren, Machen, Naren, Paden, Paten, Raven, Saxen, Talen, Taren, Tycen and Valen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jacen.

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