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Meaning and name origin
Jens \j(e)-ns\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jens is "God is gracious". Variant of John.
Jens has 3 variant forms: Jensen, Jenson and Jensson.
Jens is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#83302 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jens for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jens and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jens, Jensen, Jenson and John. (2015 statistics).
Jens is also pronounced similarly to Jones. Other suggested similar baby names are Janos, Janse, Janus, Jeno, Jess and Jonas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jens.