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Name:
Jean
Pronunciation:
\jean\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
God is gracious
Origin:
Hebrew
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Popularity

Jean is a very popular first name for women (#58 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1909 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Jean \jean\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jean), is pronounced jeen. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jean is "God is gracious". Variant of Jane, from John. Originally from the Hebrew Yochana and translated into Latin as Joanna or Johanna. These then developed into the Old French Jehanne. The name retains a Scottish flavour. See also Sheena. Actresses Jean Arthur, Jean Harlow. Jean has 27 variant forms: Gene, Genie, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jean
Name:
Jean
Pronunciation:
\jean\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
God is gracious
Origin:
Hebrew
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
Name Similar:
Not Provided

Popularity

Jean is a very popular first name for men (#350 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1909 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Jean \jean\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jean), is pronounced jeen. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jean is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Jean is sometimes hyphenated with another name, and the French pronunciation (zhahn) may be used. Author and artist Jean Cocteau; playwright Jean Moli?; author Jean-Paul Sartre; actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.Jean has 6 variant forms: Jean-Carlo, Jean-Claude, Jean-Luc, Jean-Paul, Jean-Philippe and Jeanpierre.For more info