Jean name meaning

Updated: March 17th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: English, Arabic, English, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: jean
Meaning: God is Merciful, John, God is Gracious and Yahweh is Gracious
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What does Jean mean?

The famous and all time favorite unisex name Jean means "God is Merciful, John, Scottish Form of Joan Gracious Gift from God or Yahweh is Gracious", mostly used in Arabic, English, Norwegian, Danish, French, Finnish and Swedish came from Hebrew.

Jean is version of biblical, predominant and immutable John. John is short version of Johannes. John is equivalent of Johannes in English and German languages. John's meaning is Yahweh is Gracious and Yahweh is Gracious Yahweh is Merciful came from Hebrew.

Also Jean is equivalent of Jeanne in English and Scottish languages. The name is celebrated on December 27th.

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How do I pronounce Jean?

The one syllabled name Jean is pronounced, jean. It can also be pronounced as zhan, / or jeen.

Variants of Jean

Jehanne, Ieuan, Johanan, Gean, John, Gian, Johannes, Dejohn, Gianni, Jackie, Yanis, Aaronjohn, John Paul, Ioan, Ióan, Ionel, Johnna, Jennine, Donajean, Jean-Claude, Donalda, Donna, Jeanne, Hanko, Janek, Janica, Johansinnguaq, Johanna, Jane, Jeanine, Evane, Ivane, Janette, Janina, Joannie, Jeannemarie

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How popular is the name Jean?

Jean was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 481871 babies have been named Jean since 1880. At the peak of its usage in 1926, 12510 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 12nd position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 278 years. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 38 times Also, an extremely popular name in France having over 1916846 recievers in 147 years of usage.

When at its peak in 1900, 53706 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 1st position. Additionally, the name has been in the top 5 baby names a whooping 62 times

Jean used to be a common name in Ireland, first appeared in 1965 and over 1294 babies have been given the name in 26 years.

At the peak of its usage in 1965,. After 26 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Jean is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2013, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 164 on boy names chart when 75 babies were given the name Jean. There are over 1310 babies that have been given the name Jean in Belgium.

Also, during its short run of just 1 years in New South Wales, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1952, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 100 on girl names chart when 65 babies were given the name Jean.

Jean is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 1000 names. In 2003, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 912 on boy names chart when 28 babies were named Jean.

There are over 613 babies that have been given the name Jean in England and Wales. Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 300 names.

In 1999, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 242 on boy names chart when 33 babies were named Jean. There are over 410 babies that have been given the name Jean in Switzerland.

Jean is a rare baby name in New South Wales and may not be used now as it was last seen in 1952. However things change on global perspective, Jean is extremely popular in DR Congo where every 1 in 30 have the name as well as in, Madagascar, Haiti, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, England, Central African Republic, Congo, Brazil, Canada and Philippines.

Also the baby name is popular in Chad, Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Gabon, Ethiopia, Scotland, Togo, Mauritius, South Africa, Senegal, Mali, Dominican Republic, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Wales, Morocco, Ghana, Zambia, Angola, Luxembourg, Australia, Chile, Ecuador, New Zealand, Sudan, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Equatorial Guinea, Colombia, Costa Rica and South Sudan.

At least, 10830000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Numerological analysis of Jean

You love to help the people you care for. Partnerships are exclusively important to you. You made everyone proud in your life, even if no one acknowledges your efforts and hard work to be the best person you can possibly be. You are unique and born to stand out. In fact, you are known as the original weirdo who creates cool stuff. Fighting you own battles like a lone wolf makes you feel strong and confident.

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  •  Margaret - Eminent and Evergreen unisex name Margaret is used predominantly in English, Swedish and Danish which originated from Old Greek, meaning of Margaret is "Pearl, Name of a Saint or Jewel"
  •  Ellen - Origin of Timeless and Darling Ellen is in Old Provençal and Old Greek, meaning of Ellen is "The Word Helios Meaning Sun or Moon Elope", a gender-neutral name is majorly used in Swedish and Finnish
  •  Bryson - Meaning of Bryson is Son of Bryce, Variant of Bryce or Son of the Strong One is used substantially in English and Irish used for both boys and girls is of English and Welsh origin
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Famous people named Jean

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  • Jean Daurat, French poet
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  • Jean Schwartz, Hungarian-born American songwriter
  • Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist
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  • Jean François Boissonade de Fontarabie, French classical scholar
  • Jean O'Hara, famed prostitute
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  • Jean François Paul de Gondi, French churchman, writer of memoirs
  • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer and politician
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  • Jean Salmon Macrin, Neo-Latin poet of French nationality
  • Jean Daninos, Greek-French constructor of luxury cars Facel Vega
  • Jean Baptiste Gustave Planche, French art and literary critic
  • Jean Joseph Mounier, French politician and judge
  • Jean Bosco Mwenda, pioneer of Congolese fingerstyle acoustic guitar music
  • Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, French nobleman
  • Jean Henri Riesener, French royal 'ébéniste', working in Paris
  • Jean de Charpentier, German-Swiss geologist who studied Swiss glaciers
  • Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician, mechanician, physicist
  • Jean Claude Eugène Péclet, French physicist
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  • Jean Balue, French cardinal and minister of Louis XI
  • Jean du Bellay, French diplomat and cardinal
  • Jean Stas, Belgian analytical chemist that co-discovered the weight of carbon
  • Jean Buridan, influential 14th century French philosopher
  • Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physicist and physiologist
  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer
  • Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist
  • Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist
  • Jean Senebier, Genevan Calvinist pastor and naturalist
  • Jean Leray, French mathematician
  • Jean Bodin, French jurist and political philosopher
  • Jean Victoire Audouin, French naturalist, an entomologist, herpetologist
  • Jean Cocteau, French poet, writer, designer, playwright
  • Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French Jesuit missionary in Qing China
  • Jean Richard, French actor, comedian, and circus entrepreneur
  • Jean Reno, French actor of Spanish descent
  • Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, is regarded as the first permanent non-Indigenous settler of what later became Chicago
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