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Gene (girl)

What does Gene mean?

Gene Pronunciation of Gene [gene] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gene) is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gene is "noble aristocrat; God is gracious". Diminutive of Eugenia or variant of Jean. Actress Gene Tierney.

Associated with: greek, gracious.


Gene has 1 variant: Genie.

Related girl names: Gina and Jane.

15 more related forms via Eugenia, Jean: Geena, Gena, Genia, Gina, Janie, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeena, Jenna, Jennet, Jennie and Jyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Geine, Gine, ..

(male) Gener, Geon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gene Mara (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gene?

Gene is a very prominent first name for females (#1299 out of 4276, Top 30%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gene reached its highest position of #449 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gene outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Jane (#288 via latest list), Jenna (#298), Janie (#1396), Gina (#1967), Jeanie, Jeane, Jeanne, Jeana, Gena, Jennie, Jean, Genia, Genie, Eugenia and Geena are the popular varying forms of Gene. Other forms, like Jeanee, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Gene was at its highest during the years 1920-1929 (median #993) and is now much lower (#1746, down 92.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gene, Eugenia, Geena, Gena, Genia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genie, Gina, Jane, Janie, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeana, Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenna, Jennie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Jenna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gene is pronounced similarly to Jaine, Jan, Jann, Janne, Jayne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joane, Jone, June and Zhane. Other recommended names are Adene, Aine, Alene, Anne, Arene, Dane, Deane, Dene, Elene, Erene, Ferne, Gae, Gale, Gana, Gaye, Geina, Gem, Genae, Geneva, Geneve, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Genya, Gerde, Geri, Gerie, Gert, Gerte, Glen, Glenn, Glenne, Grete, Gunne, Gwen, Gwenn, Ilene, Ione, Irene, Keyne, Kine, Lane, Lene, Leone, Mone, Raene, Reene, Reine, Rene, Renne, Shene, Sine, Teone, Tine and Verne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gene.

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