Gene: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gene

Gene

Pronunciation: JEEN (key)

Origin of the name Gene:

Originally a short form of Eugene (well-born), Gene is commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Eugene

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Gene Wilder (Completely charming and enchanting actor, comedian, and author)
Gene Autry, American radio and film performer, known as "The Singing Cowboy."
Gene Simmons, musician from the Rock band KISS.
Gene Hackman, Academy Award-winning American actor.
Gene Kelly, American actor, dancer, singer, film director and choreographer.
Gene Roddenberry, American screenwriter and producer, best know for creating Star Trek.
Gene Rayburn, American game-show host.
Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer.
Gene Vincent, American pop star, "Be-Bop-A-Lula."
Gene Weingarten, American humor writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
Gene Upshaw, NFL Hall of Fame guard and former NFL Players Association director
Gene Moore Jr., Major League Baseball right fielder
Gene Pitney, American singer.
Gene Barry, Actor
Gene Logsdon, agrarian author, The Contrary Farmer

Gene in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Gene" - Mid-1990's British alternative rock band.
"Gene" - Best-selling novel by author Stel Pavlou.
Gene Hunt is a fictional character in the British TV series "Life on Mars" played by Philip Glenister, he is played in the US remake by Harvey Keitel.

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