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.
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 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 is a very popular first name for women (#58 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1909 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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)
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 the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, 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)
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.