Meaning and Name Origin
Gene \ge-ne\ 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 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.
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 (#40659 out of 88799, Top 46%). (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)
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. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1930-1939 and has become much less since, with the versions Eugene, Gene and Eugenio becoming less fashionable. Owen (#36) is the most chic baby name in this list, with this name going through a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)