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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: Jeancarlo, Jeanclaude, Jeanluc, Jeanpaul, Jeanphilippe and Jeanpierre.

For more information, see also related names Jon, Sean and Shawn.

Jean is also pronounced similarly to Gian, Jan, Jian, Jonn and Juwan. Other suggested similar baby names are Dean, Jahan, Jano, Jehan, Jem, Jeno, Jeran, Jevan, Johan, Juan and Kean.

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Popularity of Jean

Jean is a very popular first name for males (#350 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1909 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Jean name in U.S.
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