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What does Jensen mean?

Jensen Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: scandinavian, gracious.


Jensen has 6 variants: Jansen, Janssen, Jansson, Janzen, Jenson and Jensson.

2 more different relations via Janson, Jens: Janse and Jantzen.

Creative forms:
(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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jensen, Jansen, Jens, Jenson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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