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Meaning and name origin

Jenkin \j(e)-nkin, jen-kin\ as a boy's name is of Flemish origin, and the meaning of Jenkin is "little John".


Jenkin has 4 variant forms: Jenkins, Jenkyn, Jenkyns and Jennings.

For more information, see also the related boy name John.


Jenkin is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13748 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jenkin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26) and Jennings. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennings, John in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Jensen and Jenson. Like Jenkin, these names are not commonly used.