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pinWhat does Jens mean?

Jens /jens/ 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.

Kreatif forms: Jejens, Jensje, Jensse. [more]

pinHow 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 reached its apex rank of #91 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 100 Names, 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 history 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. Other variants, like Jenkin, are seldom used. These relations of Jens were at the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.45%, 11%), but with the versions Ean, Hans, Jan, Jean and Jon becoming somewhat dated. Ian, Jensen, Sean and Zane are four of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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 Jens, Ian, Jack, Jenson, John outside U.S.

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

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Jens is pronounced similarly to Jones. Other recommended similar baby 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.