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pinWhat 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.

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.

Kreatif forms: Geine, Gine, Glene. [more]

pinHow 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. 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 2 years 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. Other forms, like Evgenija, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Gene was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (average #523) and is somewhat lower today (#932, down 85.9%). Jane is the clear favorite, though Jenna has become popular as well over time, while versions like Genie, Eugenie, Gena, Gene and Gina have become less popular. 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 Gene, Eugenia, Eugenie, Gena, Genie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gina, Jane, Janie, Jean, Jeana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenna, Jennie in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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