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Meaning and Name Origin

Jacen \j(a)-cen\ as a name for boys. Jacen's name origins are English, Greek and Hebrew. Jacen is a variant of Jace (English): variant short form of Jason. Not regularly used as a name for kids.


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

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


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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jacen and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Jacen (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jace (#68 the previous year), Jason (#75), Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Jay (#372), Jayson (#393) and Jasen. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 2013 and has remained as widespread to this day, but with the forms Jasen and Jay becoming less in vogue. The most trendy baby names among these are Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Jace (#68), Jason (#75) and Jayson (#393), with Jason undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jace, Jase, Jasen, Jason, Jay, Jayce, 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 similar baby names are Jacan, Jachin, Jacksen, Jacqin, Jacson, Jaden, Jalen, Jaren, Jaxen and Jaxon. Like Jacen, these names are not commonly used.