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What does Jurgen mean?

Jurgen [ju-r-gen] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Jurgen is "father".

Variant of George. Popular in Germany. Photographer Jurgen Teller; actor Jurgen Prochnow.

Associated with: scandinavian, greek, popular (famous).


Jurgen has 1 variant: Jorgen.

Jurgen has 8 more relations via George: Joran, Jorg, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorn, Jurek, Jurian and Jurik.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jargen, Jergen, ..

(female) Jurgena, Jurgenna, ..

How popular is Jurgen?

Jurgen is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#149328 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Jurgen and related names. Prominent varying forms of Jurgen (outside Top 2000) are George (#134 from recent data) and Jorge (#207). Adoption of these relations of Jurgen was well-received among parents in the 1880s (median #1002) and has become significantly diminished since (#170, 94%). (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of George, Jorge in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aaren, Adrien, Arien, Armen, Austen, Barren, Beagen, Bergen, Biren, Bryen, Burges, Carmen, Coren, Cullen, Derren, Eugen, Forden, Garlen, Garmen, Gorden, Harben, Harden, Harlen, Harmen, Hutten, Jaeden, Jaeger, Janzen, Jared, Jarel, Jaren, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarron, Jarvee, Jaryn, Jayven, Jeaven, Jerae, Jeran, Jeren, Jeriel, Jerker (see Eric), Jerman, Jeroen, Jerrel, Jerren, Jervey, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Jorden, Jordyn, Joren, Joron, Jorrel, Jude, Judsen, Jule, Julien, Justen, Justyn, Juwan, Kagen, Keagen, Logen, Marven, Merlen, Merven, Morgen, Orsen, Regen, Rusten, Tarren, Toren and Vernen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jurgen.