Top 100 baby names number 51

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have numbers 51 - Hannah and Jenson.  

 Hannah (Hebrew) 

 Both physical and emotional grace take strength.

Both physical and emotional grace take strength.

This is from the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning ‘favour’ or ‘grace’. Until the Protestant Reformation Anna was more popular in English speaking countries but since then Hannah has grown. Hannah is also popular with Anglo-Japanese families because the Japanese character 花 pronounced ‘hana’ means flower.

 

 Jenson (English/Danish)

 Jenson or ‘son of Jens’ - especially appropriate if the father’s name is John.

Jenson or ‘son of Jens’ - especially appropriate if the father’s name is John.

Jenson is and English version of the Scandinavian name Jensen, which means from ‘Son of Jens’. It’s an interesting name because Jens is a Danish and German given name but not an English one. So we’ve taken the ‘child’s’ name into our culture without the father’s name. Jens is from Johannes, i.e. John.