Jensen

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
116k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jensen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jensen as well as things modernly associated with the name Jensen such as celebrities named Jensen.

Origin and Meaning of Jensen

"Jensen" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Son of Jens". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Modernistic Danish writer (1873-1950)
Wiktionary
  1. A patronymic surname​ of Danish or Norwegian origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Jensen was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Icelandic, and Norwegian

Notable Persons With the Name Jensen

Jensen Ackles is a notable individual. He was most active from 1996 to present. Jensen was given the name Jensen Ross Ackles on March 1st, 1978 in Dallas.

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Jensen Daggett is an actress. She was most active from 1989 to 1999. Jensen was born on June 24th, 1969.

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Jensen Buchanan is an actress and actor. Jensen was born on July 18th, 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jensen Atwood is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 1999. Jensen was born Jensen Atwood on August 25th, 1976 in Los Angeles.

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Jensen Lewis is a baseball player. Jensen was born on May 16th, 1984 in Cincinnati.

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Jensen Spencer is an important individual. He has been prominent since 1987. Jensen was born on May 25th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jensen

Ashley Jensen is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ashley was born Ashley Jensen on August 11th, 1969 in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway.

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- Raymond Maxwell Jensen is a comics character.

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Maren Jensen is an actor. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1981. Maren was born on September 23rd, 1956 in Arcadia, California.

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Ploypailin Jensen is royalty. Ploypailin was born as the child of Ubolratana Rajakanya on February 13th, 1981 in San Diego.

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Liz Jensen is a notable person. Liz was born in 1959.

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Coleen Gray was an actress. She was most prominent from 1944 to 1986. Coleen was given the name Doris Bernice Jensen on October 23rd, 1922 in Staplehurst, Nebraska, US. She left this life on August 3rd, 2015.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1927 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1954 5 0 5
1955 8 0 8
1965 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1973 11 0 11
1974 6 0 6
1975 11 0 11
1976 20 0 20
1977 20 0 20
1978 27 0 27
1979 27 0 27
1980 30 0 30
1981 31 6 25
1982 37 0 37
1983 44 0 44
1984 39 0 39
1985 42 0 42
1986 56 0 56
1987 32 0 32
1988 67 14 53
1989 81 27 54
1990 120 51 69
1991 107 47 60
1992 124 69 55
1993 120 70 50
1994 156 92 64
1995 198 122 76
1996 254 171 83
1997 272 188 84
1998 347 204 143
1999 300 172 128
2000 269 125 144
2001 232 123 109
2002 195 95 100
2003 174 70 104
2004 181 56 125
2005 209 59 150
2006 181 43 138
2007 219 50 169
2008 238 42 196
2009 294 35 259
2010 372 54 318
2011 427 28 399
2012 569 51 518
2013 708 49 659
2014 856 67 789
2015 858 75 783

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Popularity of Jensen as a first name

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Popularity of Jensen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jensen U.S.
  White 93.97% 64.26%
  African American 0.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jensen

People with the last name Jensen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jensen

  • How Popular is the name Jensen? Jensen is the 2,672nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jensen was the 265th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jensen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,600 babies born with the first name Jensen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jensen to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jensen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jensen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jensen is Monday, July 28th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Jensen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jensen was in 2014 with a total of 789 babies.
  • Random Jensen Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jensen is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Jensen: Your name in reverse order is Nesnej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njnees. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jensen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 115,679 people with the last name Jensen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jensen? Jensen was ranked as the 265th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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What does the name Jensen mean?

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Sis for sincere, a model of truth.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.