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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jens

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Alt. Meaning

J is for joy, that you always bring.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Notable Persons Named Jens

Jens Stoltenberg is a Leader of the Labour Party, 13th Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 27th Prime Minister of Norway, Leader of theLabour Party, Minister of Finance, Minister of Industry, Energy, Minister of Finance (Norway), Ministry of Trad. Jens was born on March 16th, 1959 in Oslo.

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Jens Lehmann is a soccer player for the FC Schalke 04, A.C. Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal F.C., VfB Stuttgart, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Jens was born on November 10th, 1969 in Essen.

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Jens Pulver is a martial artist. Jens was born on December 6th, 1975 in Sunnyside, Washington.

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Jens Lekman is an indie pop and baroque pop musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, Ukulele, and Music Production Center. His ongoing career started in 2000. Jens was given the name Jens Martin Lekman on February 6th, 1981 in Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Jens Kidman is an extreme metal, progressive metal, and avant-garde metal musician. He plays Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Drum machine, and Vocals. He was most active from 1987 to present. Jens was given the name Jens Roland Kidman on June 8th, 1966.

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Jens was born on May 18th, 1979 in Örebro.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jens

Salome Jens is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1956. Salome was born on May 8th, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Walter Jens was a professor, philologist, writer, and philology. Walter was born on March 8th, 1923 in Hamburg. He passed away on June 9th, 2013.

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Sjoerd Jens is an athlete for the Amsterdamsche FC.

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How popular is the baby name Jens in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 9 0 9
1886 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1890 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1909 7 0 7
1910 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 11 0 11
1913 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 17 0 17
1916 19 0 19
1917 16 0 16
1918 30 0 30
1919 19 0 19
1920 17 0 17
1921 12 0 12
1922 20 0 20
1923 22 0 22
1924 14 0 14
1925 14 0 14
1926 16 0 16
1927 8 0 8
1928 15 0 15
1929 7 0 7
1930 17 0 17
1931 9 0 9
1932 14 0 14
1933 7 0 7
1934 12 0 12
1935 12 0 12
1936 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1939 7 0 7
1940 13 0 13
1941 11 0 11
1942 13 0 13
1943 19 0 19
1944 7 0 7
1945 6 0 6
1946 13 0 13
1947 14 0 14
1948 7 0 7
1949 11 0 11
1950 17 0 17
1951 14 0 14
1952 6 0 6
1953 20 0 20
1954 15 0 15
1955 15 0 15
1956 16 0 16
1957 15 0 15
1958 22 0 22
1959 19 0 19
1960 22 0 22
1961 18 0 18
1962 12 0 12
1963 26 0 26
1964 18 0 18
1965 19 0 19
1966 38 0 38
1967 26 0 26
1968 24 0 24
1969 27 0 27
1970 24 0 24
1971 27 0 27
1972 27 0 27
1973 25 0 25
1974 34 0 34
1975 22 0 22
1976 24 0 24
1977 21 0 21
1978 25 0 25
1979 33 0 33
1980 33 0 33
1981 32 0 32
1982 38 0 38
1983 32 0 32
1984 32 0 32
1985 26 0 26
1986 35 0 35
1987 25 0 25
1988 27 0 27
1989 37 0 37
1990 29 0 29
1991 22 0 22
1992 35 0 35
1993 32 0 32
1994 29 0 29
1995 27 0 27
1996 38 0 38
1997 27 0 27
1998 29 0 29
1999 37 0 37
2000 21 0 21
2001 27 0 27
2002 20 0 20
2003 23 0 23
2004 19 0 19
2005 27 0 27
2006 19 0 19
2007 26 0 26
2008 36 0 36
2009 39 0 39
2010 26 0 26
2011 26 0 26
2012 25 0 25
2013 24 0 24
2014 26 0 26
2015 17 0 17
2016 24 0 24
2017 23 0 23

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Popularity of Jens as a first name

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Popularity of Jens as a last name

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Common last names for Jens

  • Jensen
  • Christensen
  • Hansen
  • Nielsen
  • Petersen
  • Pedersen
  • Andersen
  • Larsen
  • Rasmussen
  • Madsen
  • Anderson
  • Sorensen
  • Jacobsen
  • Peterson
  • Johnson
  • Nelson
  • Lund

Common first names for Jens

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jens U.S.
  White 93.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jens

People with the last name Jens are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jens

  • How Popular is the name Jens? Jens is the 6,231st most popular name of all time. As a last name Jens was the 30,165th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jens have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,279 babies born with the first name Jens in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jens to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jens? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Jens first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jens is Thursday, October 4th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jens born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jens was in 2009 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Jens Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jens is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Jens: Your name in reverse order is Snej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enjs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jens? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 777 people with the last name Jens.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jens? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jens as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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