Meaning:Little John; Son of John; God is gracious
Surname-style names bring plenty of vintage style and will give baby an air of sophistication. Like Cooper and Spencer, the boy's name Jenkins began exclusively as a last name before being adopted by those who found its meaning intriguing. In this case, the Dutch name Jenkins meaning "little John" or "son of John," was often given to sons to pay tribute to their father. You can imagine there was a little confusion when Jenkins was used as a nickname, and there were several Johns in the family. Your little John or Jenkins may also connect with its Hebrew meaning, "God is gracious." Derived from Yohannan, it's teeming with biblical significance and first appeared in its Hebrew form in the Christian Old Testament.
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