What does Jens mean?
Jens /jens/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jens is "God is gracious". Variant of John.
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▲.Kreatif forms: Jensjo, Jensju, Jojens. [more]
How popular is Jens?
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)
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. Variants like Jenkin are seldom used. 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%, ▼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)