What does Gene mean?
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 1 more alternative form via Eugene: Owen▲.
Gene has 1 feminine form: Gina.Kreatif forms: Gaene, Geni, Genwy. [more]
How 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.