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▼.
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)
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)
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.