What does Jean mean?
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▲.more]
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)
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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jean and associated names. Prominent related forms of Jean 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 (usage of 0.4927%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3983%, down 19.2%), 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)