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What does Jenkins mean?

Jenkins Pronunciation of Jenkins [jenk-ins] as a boys' name has its roots in Flemish and Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Jenkins is "little John; God is gracious". Jenkins is a variant form of Jenkin (Flemish). Jenkins is also a form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: little, gracious.


Jenkins has 1 variant: Jenkyns.

3 more relations via Jenkin, John: Jenkyn, Jennings and Jens.

Creative forms:
(male) Jefins, Jenkie, ..

(female) Jenkana, Jenkne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jenkins Izan (J.I.), ..

How popular is Jenkins?

Jenkins is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#95 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jenkins was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1948 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Jenkins rated in the Top 2000 are John (#26 the previous year), Jens and Jennings. Usage of these relations of Jenkins reached its apex 135 years ago (median #1287) and has become much less since (#1506, down 93.4%), with forms like Jennings falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenkins, Jennings, Jens, John in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Atkins, Hawkins, Hopkins, Jeavin, Jenarius, Jenesis, Jensen, Jenson, Jentian, Jeraint (see Geraint), Jermin, Jerrin, Jervis, Jestin, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Junius, Nevins, Parkins, Perkins, Watkins and Wilkins. Like Jenkins, these names are not commonly used.

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