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Jean (girl)

What does Jean mean?

Jean Pronunciation of Jean as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Jean) is pronounced jeen. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jean is "God is gracious". Variant of Jane, from John. Originally from the Hebrew Yochana and translated into Latin as Joanna or Johanna. These then developed into the Old French Jehanne. The name retains a Scottish flavour. See also Sheena. Actresses Jean Arthur, Jean Harlow.


ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, old, scottish


VARIANTS Gene, Genie, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeannique, Jeena, Jenette, Jenica, Jennet, Jennetta, Jennine, Jyn

SEE ALSO Gina, Janae, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie

RELATIONS VIA JANE, JOANNA, JOHANNA, SHEENA Iva, Ivana, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janis, Janit, Janka, Janna, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jenda, Jeni, Jenie, Jess, Jinna, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johana, Joni, Juana

MASCULINE FORMS John, Jon, Sean, Shawn



Jean Ariel (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jean?

Jean is a very popular first name for women (#58 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2172 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jean reached its apex rank of #16 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Popular variation forms of Jean are Gene, Genie, Gina (#1802 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Iva (#1892), Ivana (#1187), Jaina, Jan, Jana (#984), Janae (#1193), Jane (#291), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janet (#1412), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1691), Janis, Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeni, Jenica, Jenna (#423), Jenny (#1120), Jess, Jessie (#656), Jo, Joan (#1727), Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#212), Joanne, Joeann, Johana (#1620), Johanna (#536), John, Joni, Juana (#1692) and Sheena. These relations of Jean were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 5.69%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 0.36%, 93.7%), with versions like Jo becoming less fashionable. Ivana is the most chic baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Gene, Genie, Gina, Iva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana, Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jeana, Jeane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanene, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeni, Jenica, Jenna, Jenny, Jess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jessie, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Johana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanna, John, Joni, Juana, Sheena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jean is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joane, Jone, Joyann, June and Zhane. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adan, Aeran, Devan, Dian, Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Ilean, Iman, Ja-, Jae, Jas, Jay, Jazan, Je-, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jearl, Jeh, Jelani, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenni, Jerae, Jere, Jeri, Jery, Jeth, Jett, Jey, Jiana, Jodean, Jolan, Jolean, Lean, Megan, Nan, Regan, Rian, Ryan, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jean.

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