Jean: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jean

Jean

Pronunciation: ZHAWN (key)

Origin of the name Jean:

French cognate of John (God is gracious).

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Related Names:

John, Jan

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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (born 1921), ruled Luxembourg, 1964-2000
Jean Alesi (born 1964), French racing driver
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French dramatist
Jean-Jacques Burnel, Bassist with popular group The Stranglers
Jean Casarez, lawyer and news anchor
Jean Chrétien (born 1934), former Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), writer, dramatist and filmmaker
Jean de Reszke, opera singer
Jean Dop, French rugby league footballer
Jean Gabin (1904–1976), actor
Jean Galia, French rugby league footballer
Jean Genet (1910–1986), author
Jean Lafitte (1776 - 1854?), famous pirate
Jean-Luc Godard (born 1930), filmmaker
Jean Michel Jarre (born 1948), musician
Jean-Marc Mormeck (born 1972), French cruiserweight boxer
Jean Nouvel (Born 1945) Architect
Jean Reno (born 1948), actor
Jean Renoir (1894–1979), film director, actor and author
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), philosopher
Jean Paul Lemieux (1904-1990), Canadian painter
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980), philosopher, author
Jean Sarrus (born 1945), French actor
Jean Sayegh (born 1981), Lebanese-Canadian water polo player
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), composer
Jean Vigo (1905–1934), film director

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Jean-Luc Picard, a character in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation
Jean Valjean, protagonist of the Victor Hugo novel Les Misèrables

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