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Meaning and Name Origin

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


Gene has 1 variant: Genie.

For more information, 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 (#40659 out of 88799, Top 46%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gene and affiliated names. 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 appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with forms like Jeanna, Jeanine, Jeanie, Jeanette and Jeanne becoming somewhat outmoded. Jenna (#266) is the most chic baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.