The masculine first name Jean derived from the old French name Jehan, which in turn comes from the Hebrew name Johannes.
The feminine name Jean is an English and Scottish form of Jane and thus an equivalent of Johanna, Joanna, Joanne, Jeanne, Jana and Joan and derived from the Old French name Jehanne, which in turn originates in the Hebrew name Johanna.
Jean means “Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).
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