Name
JEAN

Name JEAN

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 2,618,834 births of Jean in the countries below, which represents an average of 18,442 births of children bearing the first name Jean per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 1,100 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Jean   
In Italiano Nome Jean   
Available variant : Jean-
Variation : Jane


Information about the first name Jean

The first name Jean is listed in our categories :The first name Jean has been assigned to:
81.14% to boys
18.86% to girls
The country where the first name Jean is the most common is:
FR France
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 2 vowels and 2 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Jean

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Jean : Ajen, Anej, Anje, Ejan, Ejna, Enja, Jaen, Jane, Jena, Jéna, Naje, Neja

Jean in Japanese *

Romajijiin
Katakanaジーン
Hiraganaじーん
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Jean in Japanese
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Jean in sign language

Jean in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Jean

US English
Etymology src :
  • From the Middle English Gene (“Genoa”), from the Old French Jannes. Bleu de Gênes (“Genovese blue”) was a blue dye made in Genoa used to tint the denim cloth produced in Nîmes (de Nîmes). Doublet of Genoa and Geneva.
Anagrams src :
  • Jaen, Jane, Jaén, Jena, jane
Noun src :
  • jean (countable and uncountable, plural jeans)
  • (chiefly attributive) Denim.
  • She wore a tattered jean jacket.
Pronunciation src :
  • Female given name, surname
  • enPR: jēn, IPA(key): /d͡ʒiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophones: gene, GeneMale given name
  • enPR: zhän, IPA(key): /ʒɑːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːn
Pronunciation src :
  • enPR: jēn, IPA(key): /d͡ʒiːn/
  • (obsolete) enPR: jān, IPA(key): /d͡ʒeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophones: gene, Gene
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • bejeaned
  • jeaned
  • jeans
  • satin jean
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Jeanie, Jeannie, Jenny
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Jeanette; see also Jane
FR French
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Old French Jehan, from Latin Iōhannēs, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן‎ (Yôḥānān, “Yahweh is gracious”).
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English jean.
Noun src :
  • jean m (plural jeans)
  • a pair of jeans
Pronunciation src :
  • (Belgium, France) IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/
  • (Provence) IPA(key): /ʒãᵑ/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /ʒã/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dʒin/
  • Homophones: djinn, gin
Proper noun src :
  • Jean m
  • John (biblical character).
  • John (book of the Bible).
  • a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English John, traditionally very popular in France, also common as the first part of hyphenated given names
  • a surname originating as a patronymic
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • déshabiller Paul pour habiller Jean
  • Jean Dupont
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Japanese: ジャン (Jan)
  • → Limburgish: Sjang, Sjeng
  • → Chinese: → 讓/让 (ràng) (transliteration)
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Feminine form: Jeanne
  • Hypocoristics: Jeannot
  • Variants: Yann, Yannick, Yoann, Yvan
General
Proper noun src :
  • Jean
  • A female given name from French.
  • A male given name from French
  • A surname.
  • An unincorporated community in Nevada
ES Spanish
Noun src :
  • jean m (plural jeans)
  • jeans
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • Unadapted borrowing from French Jean. Doublet of João, Ivan, Ian, Ruan, and Geovane.
Proper noun src :
  • Jean m
  • a male given name from French
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French Jean.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English Jean.
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈʒan/
  • Rhymes: -an
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Jean m
  • A male given name in French
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒin/
  • Rhymes: -in
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Jean f
  • A female given name in English
 

Popularity of the name Jean

Number of JEAN births per year

Total births of Jean by country

Births with the first name Jean
Country
Boys
Girls
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
1,916,428
546
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
18,982
455,531
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
158,199
1,850
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
6,572
17,841
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
16,584
173
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
0
9,277
CLChili
2010 - 2021
3,184
8
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
123
2,585
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
37
2,432
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
0
2,401
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
1,579
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
1,541
25
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
280
357
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
510
125
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
14
506
NONorway
1945 - 2022
391
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
148
90
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
116
73
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
98
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
69
3
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
55
2
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
36
0
SESweden
1998 - 2022
35
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
21
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
7
0

Total births of Jean by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Jean
Country
Boys
Girls
FRFrance
2022
607
0
CLChili
2021
174
0
USUnited State of America
2022
87
31
DEGermany
2022
61
10
BEBelgium
2022
67
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
9
11
CHSwitzerland
2021
16
1
QCQuebec
2022
8
0
IEIreland
2022
0
5
ARArgentina
2015
4
0
ABAlberta
2022
2
2
DKDenmark
2022
3
0
ITItaly
2021
2
0

Comments on the name Jean

Personalities with the first name Jean

There are 2109 personalities with the first name Jean


Arthur Rimbaud
(Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud) src

France French third republic Second french empire
Military personnel Poet World traveler Explorer Arms trader


Jean De La Fontaine
src

France
Writer Lawyer Poet Playwright Fabulist Children's writer


Jean Calvin
(Jehan Cauvin) src

Kingdom of france Republic of geneva
Writer Lawyer Pastor Protestant reformer Theologian Christian minister


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
src

France
Architect Politician Painter Violinist Graphic artist Printmaker Architectural draftsperson Drawer


Jean Cocteau
(Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau) src

France
Screenwriter Photographer Actor Writer Composer Poet Playwright Author Illustrator Painter Postage stamp designer Voice actor Jewelry designer Film director Director Designer Novelist Ceramicist Librettist Prosaist


Jean Racine
src

Kingdom of france
Writer Poet Historian Playwright Translator Librettist


Jean Le Rond D'alembert
src

France Kingdom of france
Astronomer Writer Intellectual Engineer Physicist Mathematician Translator Encyclopédistes Philosopher Musicologist Lexicographer Music theorist


Jean Piaget
(Jean William Fritz Piaget) src

Switzerland
University teacher Philosopher Logician Malacologist Psychologist Zoologist Biologist Pedagogue


Jean Perrin
src

France
Composer Physicist Chemist University teacher Theoretical physicist


Georges Cuvier
src

France
Naturalist Writer Geologist Biologist Ornithologist University teacher Paleontologist Politician Professor Zoologist Botanist Archaeologist Ichthyologist Anthropologist Philosopher Malacologist



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Jean
Full list of personalities with the first name Jean

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Jean

There are 3969 actors and actresses with the first name Jean
Jean Claude Kradin
Jean Beaulee
Jean Senejoux
Jean Nishida
Jean Jacobs
Jean Bachoura
Jean Fercondini
Jean Lee
Jean Paul Baeck
Jean Paul Van Den Berge
Jean Louis Steeve
Jean Franko
Jean Linnet
Jean Rivera
Jean Paul Leroux
Jean Grae
Jean Kelli
Jean Volmy
Jean Duverger
Jean Dujardin
Jean Louisa Kelly
Jean Loose
Jean Butler
Jean Galfione
Jean Wang
Jean Pallett
Jean Claude Leuyer
Jean Garcia
Jean Loup Wolfman
Jean Marie

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Jean
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Jean

Rankings of first name JEAN by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#98CL Chili2021
#112FR France2022
#168BE Belgium2022
#508CH Switzerland2021
#519QC Quebec2022
#632AR Argentina2015
#748DE Germany2022
#795DK Denmark2022
#1351US United State of America2022
#1912AB Alberta2022
#2452GB United Kingdom2021
#4673IT Italy2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#719IE Ireland2022
#2070AB Alberta2022
#2462GB United Kingdom2021
#2468US United State of America2022
#2627DE Germany2022
#4888CH Switzerland2021