US Popularity:7740
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Fair one; White phantom; Soft; Smooth
Jen is a feminine name of Welsh origin, meaning “fair one,” “white phantom,” “smooth,” and “soft.” A variant of Guinevere, Jennifer, and Jenny, this short and sweet title could be the perfect name to honor a loved one bearing one of the longer versions. Jen is also thought to be related to the Ancient Greek Iōánnēs, meaning “graced by Yahweh” or “God is gracious.” Symbolic of purity and innocence, the prevalence of the color white in their name’s gentle meaning is sure to suit this new addition to the world. Maintaining that delicate demeanor as they grow, Jen can share their tender nature with those they hold dearest, from your home to the schoolyard and beyond.

Jen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jen is currently #4635 on The Bump
Girl:Jen is currently #3113 on The Bump Girl Names

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  • Behind the Name, Jen, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Jennifer, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Guinevere, April 2024

  • Name Doctor, Jen

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