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What does Jens mean?

Jens \j(e)-ns\ as a boys' name is of Scandinavian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jens is "God is gracious". Variant of John.


Jens has 3 variants: Jensen, Jenson and Jensson.

Jens has 27 more related forms via John: Anno, Ean, Ewen, Hans, Hansl, Ian, Jack, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jehan, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jian, Joao, Jock, Johnn, Jon, Jona, Juan, Sean, Seann and Zane.


Jens is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29873 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Jens for boys. Jens reached its apex rank of #91 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 100 Birth Names Records, 2013)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jens name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jens and affiliated names. Ean (#997 a year ago), Hans, Ian (#77), Jack (#41), Jan, Jean, Jensen (#395), Jenson, John (#26), Jon (#675), Juan (#98), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224) are the prominent alternative forms of Jens. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5046%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4481%, down 11.2%), with the versions Ean, Hans, Jan, Jean and Jon becoming somewhat dated. Ian (#77), Jensen (#395), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224) are four of the more trendy birth names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jan, Jean, Jensen, John, Jon, Juan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sean, Zane in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sean, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jens is pronounced similarly to Jones. Other recommended similar baby names are Janse, Janus, Jeno, Jess and Jonas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jens.