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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.

Gene has 3 variant forms: Genio, Geno and Jeno.

There is 1 feminine form of Gene: Gina.

Gene is also pronounced similarly to June. Other suggested similar baby names are Dene, Gaine, Gayne, Gere, Gino, Gun, Gunn and Rene.


Gene is a very popular first name for males (#200 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40659 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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