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▼.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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 relations of Jean were favored by parents during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.477%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.074%, ▼84.4%), with versions like Janae, Janet, Jenny, Jo and Johanna falling out of fashion. Jenna and Joanna are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation, with Joanna enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Jean▼ is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joane, Jone, Joyann, June▲ and Zhane▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeanae, Jeanay, Jena▼, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenni, Jiana, Lean and Sean. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jean.