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Meaning and name origin

Gene \ge-ne\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gene). Diminutive of Eugenia (Greek) "well-born" or variant of Jean (Hebrew) "God's grace". Actress Gene Tierney.


Gene has 1 variant form: Genie.

For more information, see also related girl names Gina and Jane.


Gene is a very popular first name for females (#1299 out of 4276, Top 30%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40659 out of 88799, Top 46%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gene for girls. Gene reached its highest rank of #469 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gene and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Jean, Gina, Genie, Gene and Eugenia. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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