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.Creative forms:
(female) Geine, Gine, ..
(male) Gener, Geon, .. Middle name pairings:
Gene Mara (G.M.), ..
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 reached its highest position of #449 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Jane (#288 via latest list), Jenna (#298), Janie (#1396), Gina (#1967), Jeanie, Jeane, Jeanne, Jeana, Gena, Jennie, Jean, Genia, Genie, Eugenia and Geena 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 1920-1929 (median #993) and is now much lower (#1746, down 92.3%).
Gene▼ is pronounced similarly to Jaine, Jan▼, Jann, Janne, Jayne▼, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joane, Jone, June▼ and Zhane▼. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.