Gene Name Meaning & Origin

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.

Related Names:

Eugene

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Gene Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Gene? What are his siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Gene

Contribute your knowledge to the name Gene

Comments and insights on the name Gene: | Edit
Share what you know!
Personal experiences with the name Gene: | Edit

I've had to spell it out all my life an I have a very manly voice but it doesn't seem to matter as I am constantly being listed as a female an even if I stand 6 feet 2inches tall with shaved head an large beard people constantly spell it Jean even as I am
Looking the square in the face an spelling it out for them an anytime an Asian person pronounces my name they say genie or geennee or if I ever get a call from att or any business they always ask if misses Jeanie is available an I personally have hated this name forever an cannot get rid of it an it's brought me nothing but bad to horrible luck all of my life . If anyone out of a crowd will have their order lost misplaced or backordered it's going to be me I have never ever benefitted from having been born a boy but given a girls name.
I served honorably in USMC for 6 yrs and at my end of duty I was ask by my commanding officer if I was planing on getting married An having children or if I was just going to get pregnet An raise my kids as a single mother for his daughter was named Jean as well now after 6 yrs in the marine corp under the same commanding officer as I have killed an stabbed an murdered numerous combatinants at under his command an he had the nerve to call me an tell me that so what ever you do an I mean this from the bottom of my heart never ever name a boy Gene for you will have ruined his entire life up with such a stupid name I hate it an I would rather murder my own son at birth before I would ever let anyone name him Gene !
I think this name should be forbidden to even be spoken world wide and I hate both of my parents from the bottom of my heart because they gave me this stupid girls name .
I wish they would all rot an die in hell because they named me this .thats what I think of Naming a boy Gene when every one with a half a brain cell knows it's a girls name.

Nicknames for Gene: | Edit

Gee, Gino

Meanings and history of the name Gene: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Gene: | Edit

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.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
64
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

68
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

60
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

59
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

59
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

54
No Way
Definitely

Young?

58
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?