Jean name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Jean

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  1. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Jean is of English origin and means "Gift to god".
  2. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Jean means "God is gracious".
  3. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Jean means "Male".
  4. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Jean means "You are special".
  5. According to a user from Philippines, the name Jean is of French origin and means "Junior in english".
  6. According to a user from the United States, the name Jean is of French origin and means "Small".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun jean
  1. A twilled cotton cloth.
  2. pljēnzSame as blue jeans.
  3. pljēnzPants made of different fabrics, resembling blue jeans.

Etymology: Prob. named from Genoa. See Jane

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

The female given name is from a Middle English feminine form of John (sometimes considered Scottish), from Old French Jehane. The male given name is likely from or influenced by French Jean.

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew
  3. A surname​.
  4. An unincorporated community in Nevada

Jean was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, French, Limburgish, Norman, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Jean

Notable Persons Named Jean

Jean Grey

Jean Grey is a comics character.

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a scientist in the fields of developmental psychology and epistemology. Jean was given the name Jean William Fritz Piaget on August 9th, 1896 in Neuchâtel. He passed away on September 16th, 1980.

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow was an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1928. Jean was given the name Harlean Harlow Carpenter on March 3rd, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. She left this life on June 7th, 1937.

Jean Reno

Jean Reno is an actor. He has been prominent since 1977. Jean was given the name Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez on July 30th, 1948 in Casablanca.

Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt was a jazz, gypsy jazz, bebop, and romani music musician. He was most prominent from 1928 to present. Django was given the name Jean Reinhardt on January 23rd, 1910 in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium. He left this life on May 16th, 1953.

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud was a writer. He was most prominent from 1870 to present. Arthur was given the name Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud on October 20th, 1854 in Charleville, Ardennes, France. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1891.

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  • Jean Smart
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  • Jean Stapleton
  • Jean Dujardin
  • Jean Michel Jarre
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Jean Kennedy Smith
  • Jean Seberg
  • Gustave Courbet
  • Jean Cocteau
  • Jean Chrétien
  • Jean Ping
    Chairperson of the African Union Commission
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jean

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jean

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean is a hip hop music, reggae fusion, contemporary r&b, soul music, and neo soul rapping, musician, singing, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He holds the title Killing Me Softly". His ongoing career started in 1993. Wyclef was given the name Wyclef Jeanelle Jean on October 17th, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets. Wyclef is also known as Wyclef, Nel, and Clef.

Cassandra Jean

Cassandra was given the name Cassandra Jean Whitehead on October 5th, 1985 in Houston.

BC Jean

BC Jean is a pop rock, soul music, dance-pop, and europop musician. She has been prominent since 2005. BC was given the name Brittany Jean Carlson on April 22nd, 1987.

Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean is a Governor General of Canada, and [[#External links. Her career lasted from 2015 to 2010. Michaëlle was born on September 6th, 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Jean is royalty. His career lasted from 1964 to 1964. Jean was born as the child of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Charlotte, and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on January 5th, 1921 in Berg Castle.

Al Jean

Al Jean is a screenwriter and producer. Al was given the name Alfred Ernest Jean III on January 9th, 1961 in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jean U.S.
  White 22.89% 64.26%
  African American 70.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jean

People with the last name Jean are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jean

  • What name lists does Jean rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jean? Jean is the 134th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jean was the 1,703rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jean have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 482,124 babies born with the first name Jean in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jean to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jean? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 71 new born babies.
  • When was Jean first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jean is Saturday, July 4th, 1857.
  • What year had the most people named Jean born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jean was in 1927 with a total of 12,511 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jean!
  • Random Jean Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jean ranks 24th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 809 babies in New York have the same name in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Jean: The name spelled backwards is Naej. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aejn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jean? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,140 people with the last name Jean.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jean? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Jean as their last name.
  • Jean name meaning

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