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Jean (boy)

What does Jean mean?

Jean Pronunciation of Jean [jean] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Jean) is pronounced zhahn. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jean is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Jean is sometimes hyphenated with another name, and the French pronunciation (zhahn) may be used. Author and artist Jean Cocteau; playwright Jean Molière; author Jean-Paul Sartre; actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

Jean has 6 variants: Jeancarlo, Jeanclaude, Jeanluc, Jeanpaul, Jeanphilippe and Jeanpierre.

Affiliated boy names: Jon, Sean and Shawn.

Jean has 44 more related forms via John: Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Hans, Heanno, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jeannot, Jehan, Jenkin, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joao, Jock, Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaun, Shawn and Zane.

Jean has 9 feminine forms: Gene, Gina, Janae, Jeanette, Jeannine, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie and Sheena.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaan, Jefan, ..

(female) Jene, Jesa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jean Ryatt (J.R.), ..

How popular is Jean?

Jean is a very prominent first name for males (#350 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2172 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jean reached its apex position of #332 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1190 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Jean (#1190 in 2015) are Ean (#977 in 2015), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Gian (#1221), Hans (#1411), Iain, Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), Jeancarlo, Jeanluc, Jeanpaul, Jens, Joao, Jock, Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan, Sean (#211), Shane (#295), Shaun (#769), Shawn (#352) and Zane (#233). Adoption of these relations of Jean was well-received during the years 1880-1889 (average #1579) and is now significantly diminished (#1090, 72.7%), with versions such as Shawn becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable boy names among these are Ean, Ian, Ivan, Johan and Zane.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jan, Jeancarlo, Jeanluc, Jeanpaul in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jens, Joao, Jock, Johan, Johann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack, Jens, Johan, John, Sean outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jean is pronounced similarly to Gene, Jonn and June. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Aedan, Aman, Aran, Bevan, Chan, Dan, Dean, Devan, Edan, Egan, Elan, Etan, Felan, Gehan, Gyan, Han, Heman, Iefan, Ieuan, Ja-, Jacan, Jahan, Jai, Jalan, Janan, Jano, Jaq, Jaran, Javan, Jax, Je-, Jeavin, Jed, Jeff, Jelal, Jem, Jemar, Jeno, Jerae, Jerah, Jeran, Jerant, Jerk, Jerman, Jeron, Jess, Jet, Jeth, Jett, Jevan, Jevvan, Jivan, Joab, Joran, Kean, Kelan, Kevan, Khan, Kian, Kiean, Nevan, Regan, Roan, Ryan, Shan, Stan, Tegan, Teman, Teran, Twan and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jean.

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