Jens

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Low German, Danish and south Swedish variant form of Jöns [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

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Jeansa
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Jennß
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Jens
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Jense
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Jensi
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Greenlandic Icelandic Old Norse
Jenss
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Jenß
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Jæns
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Old Swedish

See also Iának, Janus, Jensen, Jenseraq, Jensinnguaq, Jes

For female forms see Jensa

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Jensen Denmark Norway
Jensén Sweden
Jenson Old Swedish Norway
Jenssen Denmark Norway
Jensson Old Swedish Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Jenssön Old Swedish
Jenssøn Denmark Norway
Jenszon Old Swedish
Jensøn Old Swedish Denmark Norway

Female

Jensdatter Denmark Norway
Jensdotter Norway Sweden
Jensdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see JEN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jens
Genitive: Jens'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Jens
Accusative: Jens
Dative: Jensi
Genitive: Jens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jens
Genitive: Jensin
Partitive: Jensiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Jens
Accusative: Jens
Dative: Jens
Genitive: Jens
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jens
Genitive: Jens'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jens
Genitive: Jens' / Jens

Name Days

Norway Norway

24 September

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 June

Sweden Sweden

29 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • "Jens von Bustenskjold", Norwegian humoristic comic strip (1934-1970) about a nobleman created by Sigurd Lybeck and Anders Bjørgaard

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[15]
44341
n.a.
0
n.a.
44341
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[16]
10835 18352 0 6 10835 18346
Greenland Greenland[17]
714 1689
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[18]
n.a.
1770 0 0
n.a.
1770
Iceland Iceland[19]
219 357
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[20]
7988
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7988
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jens (m) Sources: [16][15][20][18]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jens (m) Sources: [21]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jens (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Jens (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Jens (m)


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (2015)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. Märit Frändén: Svenska kyrkan och det samiska namnskicket (2016)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  13. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  14. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Sydvestjysk navneskik gennem 300 år (1965)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  19. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  20. 20.0 20.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  21. details see Name Statistic tables