Gene name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Gene jeen
Meaning: Well-born and Noble
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What does Gene mean?

Persistent and Famed Gene is used dominantly in English is a gender insensitive name and came from Old Greek, Gene means "Well Born or Noble". Gene is short of Eugene. Also Eugene is equivalent of Eugène in English language.

Lofty and Perpetual Eugene came from Old Greek and French, meaning of Eugene is "Well Born and Noble".

How do I pronounce Gene?

Two syllabled Gene is most commonly pronounced as jeen. ge-ne is another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Gene

Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugene

Names that rhyme with Gene

How popular is the name Gene?

Gene was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 133292 babies have been given the moniker. At its zenith in 1937, the moniker grabbed the 61st spot and 3166 baby boys were given the name.

However after 259 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 100 baby names 21 times Gene is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 700 names.

In 2008, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 684 on boy names chart when 43 babies were named Gene. Over 521 babies in England and Wales have been named Gene.

Gene is an uncommon baby name in France, chances of it being still in use are very slim as it was last seen in 1965. Gene is a rare baby name in Belgium and may not be used now.

But Gene is a popular baby name in Philippines where every 1 in 8000 have the name as well as in Canada. At least, 290000 people globally have carried Gene as their given name according to our estimate.

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Gene in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Gene

You never establish clumsy connections. You can become a great leader if you want. The question is how do you want to succeed in life? You are probably the most creative person you know in your surroundings. The letter G as a cornerstone in a name stands for independence, strong focus, intellectuality, daydreaming, and hard work. Most people are jealous of your aura and ability to become the center of attention even when you don't try at all.

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  •  Sibyl - Well-Liked and Perennial girl name Sibyl is substantially used in Swedish, English and Danish, Sibyl means "Seer or Prophetess" has origin in Old Greek
  •  Stephanie - Commonly used in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish durable and preeminent, Stephanie aimed at both sexes, meaning of Stephanie is "The Crowned, Victorious or Crowned in Victory" is of Old Greek origin
  •  Genesis - The widespread unisex name Genesis means "Birth" has its roots in Old Greek is prevalently used in English

Middle names for Gene

There are many mainstream and fresh middle names that are commonly paired with Gene.

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Sibling Names for Gene

If you have chosen the name "Gene" for your baby, you may be searching for sibling names that complement it perfectly. Here we have compiled a list of names that go well with Gene, ranging from classic to modern, and unique to popular.

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Famous people named Gene

  • Gene Tyranny, avant-garde composer and pianist
  • Gene Spafford, American professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert
  • Gene Rychlak, Eugène Rychlak Jr
  • Gene Baylos, nightclub comedian
  • Gene Arnold, radio and television personality from Philadelphia
  • Gene London, host of a long-running
  • Gene Frankel, American actor, theater director
  • Gene Gotti, major drug trafficker
  • Gene Kan, British-born Chinese American peer-to-peer file-sharing programmer
  • Gene Osborn, radio and television sportscaster
  • Gene Long, former politician in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Gene Shay, American radio personality
  • Gene Mueller, Dr
  • Gene Miller, longtime investigative reporter at 'The Miami Herald'
  • Gene Trautmann, former drummer for Queens of the Stone Age
  • Gene Beene, stunt performer
  • Gene Sherman, legendary pioneer radio and television sportscaster
  • Gene Laufenberg, television writer and producer and director
  • Gene Roebuck, graduate of Mayville State University
  • Gene Kemp, English author best known for her children's books
  • Gene O'Quin, country and western and honky tonk singer
  • Gene Nobles, American radio disc jockey
  • Gene Smith, college administrator and former college football player and coach
  • Gene Fowler, American journalist, author and dramatist
  • Gene Fowler Jr., Gene Fowler Jr
  • Gene Pokorny, American tubist
  • Gene Devereux, former politician in the province of New Brunswick
  • Gene Roland, jazz composer and musician
  • Gene Settles, defensive linebacker for the UCLA Bruins during the 1971 - 1974 seasons
  • Gene Elston, Major League Baseball broadcaster
  • Gene Quintano, American screenwriter, actor
  • Gene Haustein,
  • Gene Puerling, vocal performer and vocal arranger
  • Gene Connell, professional baseball player
  • Gene Wooten, American dobro player and multi-instrumentalist
  • Gene Szafran, American artist, illustrator, and sculptor
  • Gene Derwood, American poet
  • Gene Warren, Gene Warren Sr
  • Gene Zmuda, American jurist and politician
  • Gene Quill, American alto saxophonist
  • Gene Frumkin, American poet and teacher
  • Gene Chyzowych, professional soccer player and coach,
  • Gene Redding, American singer,
  • Gene Savoy, American explorer, author, religious leader
  • Gene Amdahl, American computer architect and high-tech entrepreneur
  • Gene Robinson, {{cite web
  • Gene Cernan, American astronaut, naval aviator
  • Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution
  • Gene Likens, American limnologist and ecologist
  • Gene H. Golub, scientist
  • Gene Kelly, American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer
  • Gene Hackman, retired American actor and novelist
  • Gene Roddenberry, American television screenwriter
  • Gene Rayburn, American radio and television personality
  • Gene Eugene, Canadian-born actor, record producer, engineer
  • Gene Simmons, Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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