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What does Jean mean?

Jean \jean\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jean) is pronounced jeen. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jean is "God is gracious". Variant of Jane, from John. Originally from the Hebrew Yochana and translated into Latin as Joanna or Johanna. These then developed into the Old French Jehanne. The name retains a Scottish flavour. See also Sheena. Actresses Jean Arthur, Jean Harlow.


Variations

Jean has 27 variants: Gene, Genie, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeannique, Jeena, Jenette, Jenica, Jennet, Jennetta and Jennine.

For more information, see also related girl names Gina, Janae, Jenna, Jenny and Jessie.

Jean has 44 more related variations via Jane, Joanna, Johanna, Sheena: Iva, Ivana, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janis, Janit, Janka, Janna, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jenda, Jeni, Jenie, Jess, Jinna, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johana, Joni and Juana.

Jean has 4 masculine forms: John, Jon, Sean and Shawn.


Popularity

Jean is a very popular first name for women (#58 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2172 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Jean for girls. Jean reached its apex rank of #16 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Jean and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jean are Gene, Genie, Gina, Iva, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janae (#932 the previous year), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janet, Janie, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenna (#266), Jenny (#822), Jessie (#587), Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#327), Joanne, Johana, Johanna (#542), John, Joni, Juana and Sheena. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4769%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0745%, down 84.4%), with versions like Janae, Janet, Jenny, Jo and Johanna falling out of fashion. Jenna (#266) and Joanna (#327) are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation, with Joanna enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene, Genie, Gina, Iva, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane, Janeen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janel, Janet, Janie, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Johana, Johanna, John in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joni, Juana, Sheena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.


Similar Names

Jean is pronounced similarly to Jann, Jen, Jenn, Jenne and Joane. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeanae, Jeanay, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenni, Jiana and Sean. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jean.

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