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What does Jenkin mean?

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


Jenkin has 4 variants: Jenkins, Jenkyn, Jenkyns and Jennings.

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


Jenkin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#18437 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Jenkin and associated names. Jennings and John (#26 a year ago) are the popular related forms of Jenkin (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.737%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.487%, down 33.9%), with the form Jennings becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth 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 frequently used.