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What does Gene mean?

Gene \ge-ne\ 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's grace". Diminutive of Eugenia or variant of Jean. Actress Gene Tierney.


Gene has 1 variant: Genie.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Gina and Jane.

Gene has 38 more related forms via Eugenia, Jean: Eugena, Eugenie, Eugina, Evgenia, Evgenija, Evgeniya, Geena, Gena, Genia, Gina, Janie, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeannique, Jeena, Jenette, Jenica, Jenna, Jennet, Jennetta, Jennie and Jennine.


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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Gene for girls. Gene entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #469 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene name in U.S.

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

Jenna (#266 a year ago), Jane (#322), Jeanne, Jeanna, Jeanine, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jennie, Jeannine, Jeannie, Jeanette, Jeane, Gena, Eugenie, Genie, Gina, Jeana, Jean, Janie and Eugenia are the popular varying forms of Gene. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4762%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0672%, down 85.9%), with forms like Genie, Eugenie, Gena, Gene and Gina becoming somewhat outmoded. Jenna (#266) is the most chic baby name here. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gene and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugenia, Eugenie, Gena, Gene, Genie, Gina, Jane, Janie, Jean, Jeana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gene is pronounced similarly to Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jone and June. Other recommended similar baby names are Dene, Gana, Geana, Geina, Gem, Genae, Genna, Genni, Gennie, Genny, Genya, Gwen, Gwenn, Lene and Rene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gene.