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 "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.
There is 1 feminine form of Gene: Gina.
Gene is a very popular first name for males (#200 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40659 out of 88799, Top 46%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gene for boys. Gene reached its highest rank of #67 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gene and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eugene (#790) and Gene. (2014 statistics).