What does Jean mean?
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.
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.
Jean▼ has 44 more relations 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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Jeanni, Jewan, ..
(male) Jeanah, Jeanni, ..
How popular is Jean?
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Jean for girls. Jean reached its apex rank of #16 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Jean and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jean are Gene, Genie, Gina (#1462 the previous year), Iva, Ivana (#1401), Jaina (#1805), Jan, Jana (#1106), Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janet (#1375), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1393), Janis, Janna, Jayna (#1806), Jayne, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanene, Jeanette (#1947), Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeni, Jenica, Jenna (#266), Jenny (#822), Jess, Jessie (#587), Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#327), Joanne (#1807), Joeann, Johana (#1859), Johanna (#542), John, Joni, Juana (#1915) and Sheena. These relations of Jean were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (usage of 6.28%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.32%, ▼94.9%), with versions like Jeannette becoming less fashionable.
Jean▼ is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joane, Jone, Joyann, June▼ and Zhane▼. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Aeran, Devan▼, Dian, Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Ilean, Iman, Ja-, Jae, Jas, Jay, Jazan, Je-, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jearl, Jeh, Jelani, Jena▼, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenni, Jerae, Jere, Jeri▼, Jery, Jeth, Jett, Jey, Jiana, Jodean, Jolan, Jolean, Lean, Megan▼, Nan▼, Regan▼, Rian, Ryan▲, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jean.