Name Jean Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jean


Jean is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Jean thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Jean?

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.

What does the name Jean mean?

Jean means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).

Pronunciation of Jean

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Popularity of the name Jean

The name Jean is ranked #5007 overall.

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