What does Jensen mean?
Jensen [jensen] as a name for boys is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Jensen is "son of Jan; God is gracious". Jensen is an alternate form of Janson (Scandinavian). Jensen is also a variant of Jens (Scandinavian, Hebrew): form of John.
(male) Jebsen, Jonsen, ..
(female) Jenje, Jenjon, .. Middle name pairings:
Jensen Wendell (J.W.), ..
How popular is Jensen?
Jensen is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#244 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jensen was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #395 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #396. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Jensen (#396 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jansen, Jens and Jenson (#1319 from current records). Usage of these relations of Jensen is more pronounced among parents presently (average #1428). Jensen has generally been the top pick of parents.
Jensen▲ is alike in pronunciation to Johnson▼ and Jonson. Other suggested similar names are Bensen, Benson▲, Benssen (see Benson), Hansen, Jaisen, Jasen▼, Jaysen, Jeaven, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jenkyn (see Jenkin), Jenkyns (see Jenkin), Jenshian (see Gentian), Jeren, Jeroen, Jerren, Jesse▼, Jessey, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Jimson, Judsen, Nelsen, Stensen, Swensen and Tansen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jensen.See names in meaning and etymology.