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What does Jacen mean?

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


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

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

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

(female) Jacenae, Jacenna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jacen for boys. Jacen was first listed in 2000 and reached its top rank of #1085 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #1227. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jacen and affiliated names. Jace (#68 from current records), Jason (#75), Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Jay (#372), Jayson (#393), Jaysen (#1445), Jasen (#1550) and Jaison are the prominent related forms of Jacen (#1227 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 (#738, 65%). 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.