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Jean (girl)

What does Jean mean?

Jean Pronunciation of Jean [jean] as a girls' name (also used more generally 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.

Associated with: gracious, old, scottish.

Variations

Jean has 28 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, Jennine and Jyn.

Affiliated girl names: Gina, Janae, Jenna, Jenny and Jessie.

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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Jene, Joaan, ..

(male) Jeanah, Jeanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jean Margaret (J.M.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Jean are Gene, Genie, Gina (#1967 the previous year), Iva, Ivana (#1301), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janis, Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeni, Jenica, Jenna (#298), Jenny (#968), Jess, Jessie (#617), Jo, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#306), Joanne, Joeann, Johana (#1902), Johanna (#541), 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 0.31%, 95%), with versions like Jeannette becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Gene, Genie, Gina, Iva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana, Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jeana, Jeane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeni, Jenica, Jenna, Jenny, Jess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Johana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanna, John, 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, Janne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, 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.

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