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What does Janssen mean?

Janssen Pronunciation of Janssen as a name for boys is a Scandinavian name, and the name Janssen means "son of Jan". Janssen is an alternate form of Janson (Scandinavian).

ASSOCIATED WITH Ja-, scandinavian


VARIANTS Jenson, Jensen, Janzen, Jansson, Jansen




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How popular is Janssen?

Janssen is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#3100 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Janssen (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jensen (#396 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Jenson (#1319) and Jansen. Adoption of these forms of Janssen was common in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.05%). Jensen is a perennial favorite. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jansen, Jensen, Jenson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janssen is pronounced similarly to Jensson and Jonson. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Babsen (see Babson), Benssen (see Benson), Carlsen, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carsen, Hanschen, Hansen, Hanssen, Hansson, Jacen, Jacksen, Jackson, Jacson, Jaden, Jaeden, Jaiden, Jaillen, Jaisen, Jaison, Jakson, Jalen, Jameson, Jamison, Jamsey, Janan, Jancsi, Janesh, Janne, Janos, Janusz, Jaren, Jarren, Jase, Jasen, Jasin, Jason, Jasper, Jasun, Jaxen, Jaycen, Jayden, Jayelen, Jaylen, Jaysen, Jayson, Jayven, Jesse, Jessey, Judsen, Justen, Kannen, Karlsen, Karlssen (see Carlsen), Landen, Langden, Langsden, Larsen, Manten (see Manton), Marsden, Marsten, Maslen, Massen, Masslen (see Maslin), Paulsen, Ramsden, Sachsen (see Saxe), Stenssen (see Stein), Tamsen, Tannen, Tansen, Thyssen, Tyssen and Winsten. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janssen.

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