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Jean meaning and name origin
Jean \jean\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 6 variant forms: Jean-Carlo, Jean-Claude, Jean-Luc, Jean-Paul, Jean-Philippe and Jeanpierre.
For more information, see also related names Jon, Sean and Shawn.
Baby names that sound like Jean are Jan, Juan and Jian.
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Popularity of Jean
Jean is a very popular first name for men (#350 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1909 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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