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Jensen: survey

Do you think Jensen is becoming too feminine? (Translate as: Is it becoming more a girl name than boy name - like: Ryan, etc.) I have two boys and both times I've managed to give them names that have gained popularity among girls. If I have a boy this time, I'd like to break this trend.

EDIT: I just really want to know if it's gaining popularity as a girl's name in your area (or anywhere else you're aware of). Thanks.

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Re: Jensen: survey

  • I've never heard of this name, but if spelled Jenson I'd assume it was a boy. Jensen looks neutralish I guess, but I don't care for it.

  • I think it is a last name.


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  • mama31mama31
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    I couldn't imagine why anyone would name their daughter this name.  I guess it could work as a boy's name.  It sounds like a last name to me.
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  • It is my maiden name so I definitely think it fits the surname category before anything else.  Which doesn't really bother me since I have a son with a surname (Connor).

    I have met a few boys with this name but have never met or heard of a girl with this name.  I don't think you have anything to worry about.  If you name your son Jensen he probably will go quite a long time before he meets anyone with that name (as a first name) let alone a little girl.  He'll probably meet several girls and boys with Jensen as a last name though.

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  • image sweetpea2003:

    It is my maiden name so I definitely think it fits the surname category before anything else.  Which doesn't really bother me since I have a son with a surname (Connor).

    I have met a few boys with this name but have never met or heard of a girl with this name.  I don't think you have anything to worry about.  If you name your son Jensen he probably will go quite a long time before he meets anyone with that name (as a first name) let alone a little girl.  He'll probably meet several girls and boys with Jensen as a last name though.

     Thank you so much for your help! When I google this name I see a few girls with this name, which is why I asked to begin with. My husband really wants German names and Jensen is Scandinavian so he may not go for it, but I like it and wanted to see if others thought it was becoming girlie before adding it to my list.

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    I didn't know if it was for a boy or a girl until I opended this but I have never heard it before.
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  • It's used a lot as a girls name in my area.  Why torture the poor kid?
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  • image BwayDani:
    It's used a lot as a girls name in my area.  Why torture the poor kid?

    This is why I'm asking - to avoid torture. Thanks.

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  • I would never ever name a girl Jensen. Not in a million years. Nor would I assume if I say the name written that it belonged to a girl.
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  • I know a girl named Jensen.  Everyone calls her Jenny.
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  • Last year I had two female students whose name was Jensen. I hadn't ever heard it before that.
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  • I rarely hear it for a boy and have never heard of it for a girl.
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  • Jensen is all boy to me.  There will be someone who names there poor little girl Jensen, no doubt, but Jensen is a boy's name.
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    I think it is a last name.

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  • I instantly think of Jensen Ackles from Supernatural. I think Jensen (which is how it is spelled) is a unisex name, which is why you are finding more girls with the name. 
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  • I've never even heard of it.

  • No. I think it's a last name. 
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  • FWIW, I don't think your two boy's names are girly at all. Both Greyson and Chandler scream BOY to me!

    And also, I don't care for Jensen as a first name for either sex, but I would only think of it for a boy.

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  • image lageorgiapaperie:

    FWIW, I don't think your two boy's names are girly at all. Both Greyson and Chandler scream BOY to me!

    And also, I don't care for Jensen as a first name for either sex, but I would only think of it for a boy.

    Thank you. I don't think they're girly either, but in both cases (after they were born and named - 10 yrs apart!) girls named Chandler and girls named Grayson (sp. Gracen) started popping up all over the place. Just wanted some opinions about the gender specificity of Jensen. I may not use it anyway... sounds to rhyme-y with Grayson. 

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  • If you want to avoid having your son's name turn into a girl's name, pick a classic, solid, masculine name. I have never heard/seen Jensen before, but I'd assume it was a last name before anything else.
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  • I don't know any males OR females with this name.


     

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  • The only person I know in real life with this name is a girl.  I do think it should stick to being a boy's name though.
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  • I've never seen this is as a first name. It's a last  name and the name of a popular tire chain in my area.  Ick.
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