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