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Quick Facts on Jensen

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Nordic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 437
Simple meaning:
Son of John

Characteristics of Jensen

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jensen

Jensen is a surname-turned-first-name that literally translates to “son of John” (Jens is a Scandinavian form of John). So in essence Jensen is akin to other surnames stemming from John such as Johnson and Jackson. John is, of course, the most successful of all English-speaking masculine given names dating way back to the Middle Ages. It was during the Crusades (a series of territorial wars over the Holy Lands from the 11th to 13th centuries) when European Christians became reengaged with Biblical names, names which they bestowed on their children in commemoration of their pilgrimage. The root source of all the John names can be found in the Hebrew “Yochanan” meaning “Yahweh (God) is gracious”. John also morphed into patronymic surnames (i.e., passed from the father’s name) which is how last names like Johnson, Jackson, Johansson and Jensen were formed. Surnames derived from John are among the most common throughout Europe and North America.

Popularity of the Name Jensen

Jensen is fairly new to the U.S. naming charts. The name landed a spot on the Top 1000 list for the first time in 1998 (remarkably, it also showed up on the female charts that same year). After that one brief year, Jensen once again disappeared. The name finally reemerged on the charts again in 2008; this time only for baby boys and this time around it’s showing a lot more promise. It seems actor Jensen Ackles who portrays Dean Winchester on the CW’s “Supernatural” drama series is the impetus behind Jensen’s name improvement. Jensen sounds very Nordic to us and so might be considered an interesting choice for Scandinavian-Americans as a nod to their heritage. Jensen is also an excellent alternative to super-trendy Jackson (meaning son of Jack which is a nickname for John anyway).
Popularity of the Boy Name Jensen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jensen

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jensen

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jensen

    Jensen We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jensen.

  • Popular Songs on Jensen

    Popular Songs on Jensen

    Jensen - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Jensen.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jensen

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jensen

    John Jensen Feels Different (Henrik Hovland) - John J. Jensen feels that he’s different. He feels different when he eats his breakfast, when he brushes his teeth, when he sits in his office at work. Often he lies awake at night wondering what exactly it is that makes him different from everyone else. Maybe it’s his tail? Or his bow tie? But with the help of Dr. Field, John J. Jensen discovers that perhaps he isn’t that different after all—and that he’s probably best off exactly the way he is. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Jensen

    Famous People Named Jensen

    Famous People Named Jensen - Jensen Ackles (actor); Jensen Atwood (actor); Jensen Buchanan (daytime actress); Jensen Lewis (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jensen

    Children of Famous People Named Jensen

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Jensen - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jensen.

  • Historic Figures

    Jensen - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Jensen - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jensen.

Personality of the Boy Name Jensen

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Jensen

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