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Gender: Male Origin of Jens: Scandinavian variation of Johannes or John Meaning of Johannes: German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Estonian variation of John, "God is gracious"

The name Jens is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin. Jens and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Short but substantial Nordic name that travels well -- although it runs the risk of being confused with all the feminine Jen names.

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Famous People Named Jens

Jens Pulver, American mixed martial artist.
Jens Lekman, Swedish singer-songwriter
Jens Christian Skou, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Jens Peder "Jeb" Bergensten, Swedish video game designer for Minecraft

Pop Culture References for the name Jens

Jensson, Jensen, Jentz, Jenson, Jenssen, Jensy, Jense