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What does Jens mean?

Jens Pronunciation of Jens [jens] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jens is "God is gracious". Variant of John.

Associated with: scandinavian, gracious.


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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jensse, Jons, ..

(female) Jenes, Jenssa, ..

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 history of Jens for boys. Jens was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1150 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the history of Jens and affiliated names. Ean (#977 a year ago), Hans (#1411), Ian (#76), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jenkins, Jensen (#396), Jenson (#1319), Joao, Jock, John (#26), Jon (#737), Juan (#114), Sean (#211) and Zane (#233) are the prominent alternative forms of Jens. Other variants, like Jehan, are seldom used. These relations of Jens were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 8.5%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 1.7%, 80%), with versions like Jan becoming less trendy. Ean, Ian, Jensen and Zane are four of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jens, Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jean, Jenkins, Jensen, Jenson in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, Jock, John, Jon, Juan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sean, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jens, Ian, Jack, 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 names are Fons, Jano, Janse, Janus, Je-, Jeb, Jed, Jedd, Jeff, Jeh, Jehu, Jem, Jeno, Jere, Jerk, Jess, Jesse, Jessy, Jesus, Jet, Jeth, Jett, Jino, Jonas, Jonn, Joos, Joss, June, Owens and Pons. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jens.

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