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Gene /gene/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gene) is pronounced jeen. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Gene is "noble aristocrat".

Short form of Eugene. Used as an independent name since the late 19th century. Geno is an Italian short form. Actors Gene Kelly, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman; jazz musician Gene Krupa.


Gene has 3 variants: Genio, Geno and Jeno.

Gene has 21 more alternative forms via Eugene: Efigenio, Efigenios, Efigenius, Ephigenio, Ephigenios, Eugen, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugeniusz, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evgueni, Evguenni, Ifigenio, Ifigenios, Iphigenios, Iphigenius, Owen, Yevgeni and Yevgeny.

Gene has 1 feminine form: Gina.

Kreatif forms: Geane, Genne, Gine. [more]

pinHow popular is Gene?

Gene is a very prominent first name for males (#200 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gene for boys. Gene reached its peak rank of #67 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Gene and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Gene are Owen (#36 a year ago), Eugene (#790) and Eugenio. Variants like Evgeny are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.7593%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2935%, down 61.3%), with the versions Eugene, Gene and Eugenio becoming less fashionable. Owen (#36) is the most chic baby name in this list, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene, Eugene, Eugenio, Owen in U.S.

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

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Gene is pronounced similarly to June. Other recommended similar baby names are Dene, Gaine, Gayne, Gere, Gino, Gun, Gunn and Rene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gene.