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Gene meaning and name origin
Gene \ge-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gene), is pronounced jeen. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Gene is "well-born, noble". 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 variant forms: Genio, Geno and Jeno.
Baby names that sound like Gene are Keane, Gayne, Gaine, Gino, Gunn, Gun, June, Kane, Keyne, Keene, Ken and Kenn.
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Popularity of Gene
Gene is a very popular first name for men (#200 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40659 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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