Meaning and Name Origin
Jean \jean\ as a boys' name (also used 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.
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 is a very prominent first name for males (#350 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1909 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jean for boys. Jean reached its apex position of #384 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jean and associated names. Prominent related forms of Jean rated in the Top 1000 are Ean (#997 in 2014), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jack (#41), Jan, Jens, Johan (#579), Johann, John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan, Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shaun (#742), Shawn (#323) and Zane (#224). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun falling out of style. The most fashionable boy names among these are Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Sean (#193), Shane (#277) and Zane (#224), with Evan going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)