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Gene /gene/ 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. Actors Gene Kelly, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman; jazz musician Gene Krupa.


Gene has 3 variants: Genio, Geno and Jeno.

Gene has 1 more alternative form via Eugene: Owen.

Gene has 1 feminine form: Gina.

Kreatif forms: Gaene, Geni, Genwy. [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. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gene for boys. Gene reached its peak rank of #67 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Names, 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 via latest list) and Eugene (#790). Adoption of these forms of Gene was common during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.878%) and has become much less since (usage 0.391%, 55% less), with versions such as Gene falling out of fashion. Owen is more familiar than the rest.

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

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

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Gene is pronounced similarly to Gian, Jan, Janne, Jean, Jon, Jonn and June. Other recommended similar baby names are Arne, Bane, Benne, Berne, Dane, Deane, Dene, Enne, Fane, Gabe, Gage, Gaine, Gale, Gayne, Ged, Gefen, Geir, Geof, Ger, Gere, Gerek, Gery, Gide, Gino, Glen, Glenn, Gore, Gun, Gunn, Gunne, Heine, Herne, Kane, Keane, Keene, Keyne, Lane, Leone, Rane, Rene, Renne, Rune, Ryne, Tune, Vane, Verne and Zane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gene.