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Meaning and name origin

Jean \jean\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: 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.

There are 4 masculine forms of Jean: John, Jon, Sean and Shawn.

Jean is also pronounced similarly to Jan, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joan, Joane, Joann and Joeann. Other suggested similar baby names are Jana, Jany, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jenni, Jiana, Joana, Juana and Sean.


Jean is a very popular first name for females (#58 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1909 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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