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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jen

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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Jennifer.

Notable Persons Named Jen

Jen Ledger is a hard rock, christian rock, alternative metal, and christian metal musician. She has been prominent since 2008. Jen was given the name Jennifer Carole Ledger on December 8th, 1989 in Coventry.


Jen Psaki is a White House Communications Director, Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, White House Deputy Communications Director, White House Deputy Press Secretary, and White House Press Secretary. Jen was born on December 1st, 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut.


Jen Taylor is a voice actress and voice acting. She was most active from 1997 to present. Jen was given the name Jennifer Lee Taylor in Seattle, Washington, United States.


Jen Majura is an alternative metal musician. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Jen was born on June 16th, 1983.


Jen Kirkman is an observational comedy comedian. Jen was given the name Jennifer Ann Kirkman in Needham, Massachusetts.


Jen Selter is a social media star, advocate for fitness, healthy lifestyle, and positive thinking & motivation. Her ongoing career started in 2012. Jen was given the name Jennifer Selter on August 8th, 1993 in Long Island, New York, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jen

Selina Jen is a mandopop singing, actor, and presenter. She was most prominent from 2001 to 2010. Selina is also known as Sai Lin Na ().


Gish Jen is a writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Gish was given the name Lillian Jen in Long Island, New York.


Chong Chieng Jen is an Opposition leader of Sarawak State Assembly, Vice chairman of Democratic Action Party, Chairman of Sarawak Democratic Action Party, Vice chairman ofDemocratic Action Party, Chairman of SarawakDemocratic Action Party, and Sarawak State. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Chong was born on February 12th, 1971 in Kuching.



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Popularity of Jen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jen U.S.
  White 11.09% 64.26%
  African American 4.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 79.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jen

People with the last name Jen are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Jen

  • How Popular is the name Jen? Jen is the 18,472nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jen was the 19,654th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 404 babies born with the first name Jen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jen is Monday, June 5th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Jen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jen was in 2010 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Jen Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jen is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Jen: Your name in reverse order is Nej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nej. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,371 people with the last name Jen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jen as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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