What does Gene mean?
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.
Gene▼ has 1 variant: Genie▼.more]
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)
Shown below is the birth name statistics 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Jenna (#266 via latest list), Jane (#322), Jeane, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jennie, Jeana, Janie, Gena, Genie, Gina, Eugenia and Jean 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 1960-1969 (median #539) and is somewhat lower today (#899, down 78.1%). Jane is the clear favorite, though Jenna has become popular as well over time, while versions like Janie have become less popular.
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Gene▼ is pronounced similarly to Jaine, Jan▼, Jann, Janne, Jayne▼, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joane, Jone, June▲ and Zhane▼. Other recommended similar baby 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.