Usage: Jean, of biblical origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Jean are in general originating from France, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Rwanda, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Jean across the world, see John.
Meaning: God is gracious
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
Qualities: Creative, Light-Hearted
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Colors: Purple, Lilac, Mauve
The name Jean is ranked on the 36th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 7983800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.11% of the population. The name Jean has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Jean for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Jean is 27 December.
History and Origin
1 (f.) English and Scottish: like Jane and Joan, a medieval variant of Old French Je(h)anne. Towards the end of the Middle Ages this form became largely confined to Scotland. In the 20th century it has been more widely used in the English-speaking world, but still retains a Scottish flavour.
2 (m.) French form of John.
Cognate (of 1): Scottish Gaelic: Sìne.
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