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Origin & Meaning

The name Jean is of Scottish and French origin.

The meaning of Jean is "G-d is gracious".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2437  in baby name popularity for girls with 74 occurrences.  It ranked 1063 in popular baby names for boys with 183 occurrences. 

View the Jean Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jean has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jean to other names.


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Related Names

Jean is a form of the name Jehan.

Variants of the name Jean include Jeane.

The names Jeanna, Sion are all forms of Jean.

Jean has the diminutives (nicknames) Jeanie, Jeannot, Jessie.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jean Harlow, Jean Van Damme.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jean in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jean.

Just for fun, see the name Jean in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jean in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.